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Metro Bus Service between Islamabad International Airport and Peshawar Morr project to be completed by March 2022, national assembly was informed today.

Buses for the project to arrive in Pakistan soon.

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Capital Development Authority (CDA) has decided to start Metro Bus Service between Islamabad International Airport and Peshawar Morr in January 2022 with 45 buses.

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Four companies including Foton (https://www.foton-global.com/), Higer Bus (https://en.higer.com/index.aspx) and Yutong (https://en.yutong.com/) have taken part in bidding process to supply 30 buses for the launch of metro bus service for Islamabad International Airport.

Metro bus service to be launched on March 23, 2022.

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According to news reports:

More than 90% work on metro bus stations and track between Islamabad Airport and Peshawar Morr complete. Service to start after the delivery of buses.

It will be economical and affordable mode of transportation for general public and also airport workers traveling to/from Islamabad Airport compared to exorbitant rates charged by taxis/cabs.

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Re: Metro Bus Service for Islamabad International Airport

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One question about this service.

On Lahore Red line (bus metro), staff do not allow passengers to take large bags or luggage in the bus due to capacity and security reasons. only small shopping bags or shoulder/school bags are permitted.

To get most benefit and reduction in road congestion, will passengers be allowed to take luggage on to the ISL metro? If luggage is not allowed then this will limit the usefulness for travelling passengers. As an option, maybe a special Airport Express service can be run on this line (maybe every 15-20 minutes with pre booked seats that allows luggage to be taken.

There are significant challenges getting into and out of airports due to rush in parking not to mention extra costs of taxis for frequent travellers and meet and greet drivers.

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Re: Metro Bus Service for Islamabad International Airport

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The buses used for ISB airport must be + should be airport shuttle buses which have space for bags of passengers as one might have seen at various airports around the world. If by mistake they provide normal city transport buses it will be a big blunder .

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According to news reports:

Preparations are in full swing to launch metro bus service between Islamabad Airport and Peshawar Morr on Pakistan Day - March 23, 2022.

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According to news sources:

27 kilometers long Metro Bus service between Islamabad International Airport and Peshawar Morr to be launched on March 23 with 30 buses.

Capital Mass Transit Authority (CMTA) will be established to monitor metro bus service.

Service will be available from 7:00 AM to 11:00 PM.

Fare will be PKR 30 per passenger.

Shuttle bus service will be available between Peshawar Morr and three points in Islamabad.

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Capital Development Authority (CDA) will launch metro bus service between Islamabad International Airport and Peshawar Morr under interim arrangements on March 23.

CDA has placed orders with an international company which will deliver buses in March.

The automated security and command and control system for ticketing will be made operational after six months.

CDA will start service on March 23 using manual security and ticketing systems.

CDA will soon open bids for awarding contract for security and IT systems.

https://www.dawn.com/news/1670771/metro ... m-march-23
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Cab or minivan from Rawalpindi to Islamabad Airport charges PKR 2,000 to PKR 2,500 but this rate goes up for night time and early morning commuters who have to pay between PKR 5,000 to PKR 8,000.

Citizens' plight would come to an end in March with the launch of metro bus service between Peshawar Morr and Islamabad Airport.

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Tender notice in February 24 newspaper for procurement of Bus Operator for operation, management and maintenance of Metro Bus Service from Peshawar Morr to new Islamabad International Airport - Islamabad.

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Testing of metro bus service between Peshawar Mor and Islamabad International Airport by Capital Development Authority (CDA) to start in April.

24 buses will run from Peshawar Mor to the Islamabad Bus Terminal N5 Peshawar Grand Trunk (GT) Road, and six buses with extra luggage storage will run round the clock uninterruptedly from N5 to the airport.

CDA has ordered 30 buses from a Chinese bus manufacturer, 15 of which are set to be shipped to Pakistan and the remaining 15 are in the final phase of manufacturing.

To prevent more delays, the National Highway Authority (NHA) will conduct pre-shipment inspections of the available buses via third parties because of Chinese COVID-19 restrictions. The orange, 12-meter-long buses are due to arrive in Pakistan in April, after which the CDA will road test them with manual ticketing because of the delayed installment of the automated systems.

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Currently, there is no public bus service to the airport which is 32 km away from Zero Point.

Capital Development Authority (CDA) took over the metro bus project in March last year from the National Highway Authority (NHA) on the direction of the federal government and started the process to procure buses.

CDA had planned to inaugurate metro bus service for Islamabad International Airport on March 23 - Pakistan Day.

Metro bus service between Peshawar Mor and Islamabad International Airport now likely to start in April. The inauguration has been delayed due to delay in the manufacturing of ordered buses due to COVID-19 pandemic.

Higer Bus Company (https://en.higer.com/index.aspx) bid of PKR 728 million for the 30 buses was the lowest bid. Higer Bus Company submitted a bid of PKR 24.2 million against each bus. Foton and Auto Park had submitted a bid of PKR 33 million against one bus. Master Motors Corporation offered PKR 29.8 million per bus.

CDA, after a competitive process, had placed the order for procuring 30 buses with the Higer Bus Company a few months ago.

Buses manufactured for Islamabad International Airport metro bus service undergoing pre-shipment inspection by a third-party in China.

The ship with buses will start its journey to Karachi from China on March 15. Ship expected to arrive at Karachi Port by the end of March.

24 buses would be operated from Peshawar Mor to N5 bus station near Grand Trunk (GT) Road while six others, having extra space for luggage, would run from N5 to the airport round the clock.

Under a new plan some of the buses will be plying on Islamabad Expressway to provide relief to commuters.

Corridors and stations of the metro track have already been constructed and now command and control, ticketing, station management, cleanliness and security systems are being completed.

https://www.dawn.com/news/1678655/metro ... next-month
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Third party pre-shipment inspection of buses for Islamabad International Airport metro bus service has been completed in China.

Buses will be shipped to Pakistan on March 15 and reach Pakistan in 20 days.

Trials metro bus service will begin in the first week of April.

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Date extended to March 15 for the procurement of bus operator for operation, management and maintenance of metro bus service from Peshawar Morr to new Islamabad International Airport - Islamabad.

Capital Development Authority (CDA) - Islamabad advertisement in March 12 newspaper:

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