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Re: Metro Bus Service for Islamabad International Airport

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Capital Development Authority (CDA) has sought Pakistan National Shipping Corporation (PNSC) help it in getting early delivery of 30 buses from China to launch Metro Bus service between Peshawar Mor and Islamabad International Airport.

CDA is also going to open financial bids on April 4 for installation of equipment at seven bus stations and a platform at the airport.

Under an earlier plan, buses were supposed to reach Islamabad by March 15 but their departure from China had been delayed.

Ship carrying buses from China would take a couple of weeks to reach Karachi and after custom clearance, transportation of buses from Karachi to Islamabad could also take two weeks.

There is no chance of starting operation of this bus service in April.

When the buses arrive, CDA would also use some of them for running a public bus service from Expressway to Faisal Mosque.

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Inauguration of metro bus service between Islamabad Airport and Peshawar Morr by Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif expected on April 16.

Work on metro bus station at Islamabad Airport is in full swing, according to news reports.

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Re: Metro Bus Service for Islamabad International Airport

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Abbas Ali wrote: Wed Apr 13, 2022 12:30 pm Inauguration of metro bus service between Islamabad Airport and Peshawar Morr by Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif expected on April 16.

Work on metro bus station at Islamabad Airport is in full swing, according to news reports.

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Yes thats true, contractors are working day and night to complete tasks, this metro track goes right Infront of my house.
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Re: Metro Bus Service for Islamabad International Airport

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^ thank you Adnan for the info.

Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif has directed authorities to make Islamabad Airport - Peshawar Morr metro bus service operational within five days.

April 13, PTV News report about the project.

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PTV News report by Hassan Tariq Butt.

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Today, Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif received briefing on metro bus service between Islamabad Airport and Peshawar Morr project. The prime minister took notice of four-year delay in the project launched in 2017 by then Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif. The service was expected to become operational in year 2018.

The metro bus service between Peshawar Morr and Islamabad Airport will be launched on trial basis from April 16 with 15 buses. It will be free service during the holy month of Ramzan.

The project is expected to become fully operational with the delivery of IT system and thirty buses for the project.

Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif has directed authorities to build metro bus station on motorway. He also directed authorities to link Peshawar Morr with metro bus to/from Rawat and Bhara Kahu. Feasibility report on feeder routes for Islamabad Airprot-Peshawar Morr metro bus service also sought by the prime minister.

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April 13 photo of metro bus track being cleaned.

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Metro bus service between Islamabad International Airport and Peshawar Morr started on trial basis today (April 16), according to news reports.

April 15 photos of preparations for metro bus service.

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Re: Metro Bus Service for Islamabad International Airport

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Metro bus service between Islamabad International Airport and Peshawar Morr to be inaugurated today (April 18).

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Orange Line metro bus service Islamabad International Airport and Peshawar Morr inaugurated today by Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif. Service available free of cost during the holy month of Ramzan. The 25.6 kilometers long metro bus track includes seven stations and a platform near Islamabad International Airport. Initially 15 buses of Punjab Metro Punjab Masstransit Authority will be used for this service. These buses have been painted in orange colour to represent orange line service. Around 25,000 passengers are expected to use this service daily. Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif has directed authorities to beautify metro bus route with trees and plants.

Later, thirty buses, after their delivery from China, will be used for this service. There will be gap of five to ten minutes (depending on rush hours) between each bus deployed on the route.

People living around Srinagar Highway will also benefit from the service.

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PTV News reporter Maryam Malik at a metro bus station.

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Re: Metro Bus Service for Islamabad International Airport

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Impressed the new PM got it opened up in a few days.

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Re: Metro Bus Service for Islamabad International Airport

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baberblues wrote: Mon Apr 18, 2022 7:48 pm Impressed the new PM got it opened up in a few days.
CDA had already announced opening in April. Its just another “Show-bazi”

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Where exactly is the station at the airport? I haven't ever seen an actual metro station near the airport terminal so I'm curious where the route ends.

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Orange Line Metro Bus service between Peshawar Morr and Islamabad Airport to be linked with Rawalpindi/Islamabad metro bus service by April 25. In this regard a junction is being constructed at Faiz Ahmed Faiz station to link Orange Line Metro Bus service with metro bus service serving Rawalpindi Saddar and Islamabad Secretariat.

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Nine stations of Peshawar Morr and Islamabad Airport Orange Line Metro Bus service route stations include Faiz Ahmed Faiz, NHA, G-10, Police Foundation, NUST, G-13, Golra, N-5 and Islamabad Airport. Presently the service is operational between NHA Station on Peshawar Morr and Islamabad Airport station.

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PTV News reporter Shahrukh Shafi at a metro bus station.

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Re: Metro Bus Service for Islamabad International Airport

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bukhari917 wrote: Tue Apr 19, 2022 1:51 am CDA had already announced opening in April. Its just another “Show-bazi”
Abbas bhai shared a news article in which CDA officials themselves stated that this branch cannot be made operational in April. And now here we are, with it up and running.

I wonder how many more issues we are told by such agencies like CDA, CAA etc that they "cannot be done" and in reality can be done with the right pressure and dedication. Stagnant and relaxed attitudes have eaten away at our transport organisations. If I'm not mistaken, I read (I think on this forum) that the jetbridge at ISB which collapsed in 2018 was only replaced this year.

Hope this new service runs smoothly now.

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Capital Development Authority (CDA) tender notice in April 23 newspaper for the construction of Bus Depot and Allied Works for Islamabad Metro Bus Service.

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Re: Metro Bus Service for Islamabad International Airport

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A ship with 30 buses for Islamabad Airport-Peshawar Morr metro bus service has left port of Zhenjiang for Karachi. The ship is expected to arrive at Karachi Port in about 18 days. Customs clearance expected to take one week.

Three days will be required for the buses after arriving in Islamabad to be synchronized with the required digital software and electronics of metro bus stations.

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