Lahore: Provincial Minister for Transport Jehanzeb Khan Khichi has said the addition of 64 modern buses to the Lahore Metro Bus System is an important step to modernize the public transport system adding that a sum of Rs.2 billion has been saved by the government.
In a statement issued here on Thursday, the minister said new metro buses are continuously plying from 6:15 AM to 10:00 PM daily on a 27-KM long route from Gujju Matta to Shahdara to provide the best transportation to the citizens including women, children and differently-abled passengers. New buses are using Euro-III quality diesel to ensure environmental safety, he added. Every bus can accommodate up to 160 passengers and a disinfection system and other tools are installed in the buses for public safety, he said and added that corona SoPs were also being followed in letter and spirit.
It is expected that one lakh and 25 thousand passengers will daily use the metro bus system after the corona pandemic, he said. The government was committed to modernizing the public transport system so that the citizens could travel in an honourable way to reach their destinations, concluded the minister.