Metro Bus Service will officially launch in Multan on Tuesday (today). After completing a successful trial run, the service has become operational after the inaugural ceremony executed by Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif.
The project kicked off with a ceremonial bus ride by Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif accompanied by Punjab Governor Rafique Rajwana, Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif, Punjab Law Minister Rana Sanaullah and other high-ranking officials.
The Multan Metro project is the next step up the ladder for improving transport issues within major cities. Daily commuters suffer through traffic jams, long waiting lines at stations and battle harsh weather conditions to reach their destinations. With tracks covering up the city and buses equipped with AC’s, the Metro service aims to facilitate people from all walks of life.
This project cost over Rs 28.88 Billion and covers 18.5 km tracks starting at the BZU and ending at Kumharan Walla Chowk. The entire project supports 21 terminals, 7 on ground-level and 14 elevated. The project will initially operate with 35 buses but the numbers can be increased according to further requirements.
The Multan Metro service is said to contain additional features, in response to commuter feedback from previous projects and in keeping with Multan’s weather. One noted feature are the protective glass panels and stuffed between steel layers to shade commuters against Multan’s heat. During its launch, many people from different parts of Southern Punjab traveled via Metro to show their support for the project and take a comfortable ride around the historic city of Multan