After Lahore, the metro feeder buses are ready to hit the roads in other cities of Punjab. The step is in line with Punjab government’s plan to improve the Transport infrastructure in the province and bring convenience and relief to the masses.
The Punjab Masstransit Authority (PMA) is in the process of starting operations of the Integrated Public Transport System – Metro Feeder Buses in Multan, the 3rd largest city in Punjab with a growing population @ 2.60% per annum.
In the first phase of the project, 11 feeder routes will be added to the Multan Metrobus System through operating 100 air-conditioned feeder buses that will expectedly transport around 75,000 commuters on a daily basis.
These feeder routes will have fare, operational and physical integration with Metrobus Line to ensure the running of a fully integrated transport system within the city.
“The first batch of Metro feeder buses to run under the project has already arrived in Multan, and the remaining buses are waiting to be transported from Karachi to Multan after Eid on completion of depots facilities and related infrastructure there. The team of Engineers also arrived along with buses to provide technical assistance in terms of driver’s training and setting up maintenance operations which have been completed.
The authorities have confirmed that the Feeder route operations are expected to start in the month of July and Veda is ready to start operating buses with full commitment” said Mr. Abdur Rehman, Chief Operating Officer, Veda Transit Solutions.
Veda has been the official contractor of PMA for operating buses on these feeder routes. “The people of Multan are also eagerly waiting for the commencement of these Metro Feeder Buses route operations to reap the benefit of this project” Mr. Abdur Rehman added.