Metro Bus Service Starts in Multan On Trial Basis

Metro bus service is now headed towards Multan where it will now be operated under another private company.

The Multan metro project cost Rs. 28.5 billion. The fare for the buses is the same as in the other cities, at Rs. 20 per token (trip) per person.


Starting Out in Lahore

The service started from Lahore where traffic jams are an every day occurrence which causes a lot of problems for everyone. The bus service was inaugurated on February 10, 2013 in Lahore. It gained immense popularity due to its low cost and timely arrivals/departures. There was an added bonus of travelling with comfort in the hot summer days with ACs in metro buses.

The trial run for the Lahore metro service was conducted on December 25, 2012. Chief Minister Punjab, Shehbaz Sharif drove the bus from Chungi Amar Sidhu to Gajju Matta during the trial run.

Islamabad, Rawalpindi Get Connected  with Metro Bus After Lahore

Construction for metro bus service in the twin cities of Islamabad and Rawalpindi was completed on June 4th last year. The fare for the cities is the same at Rs. 20 per token, per person. At first free Wi-Fi was available in all of the buses in the service. Now only a few of the buses have Wi-Fi available. A few months ago the Metro stations were severely damaged after a storm in Rawalpindi and Islamabad. This led to the service being unavailable for a few days but it was finally opened up for usage after repairs.

Trial Runs for Metro Buses Have Started in Multan

Now that the Metro service has made its way to Multan, it has started operations on trial basis in the city. Daewoo was handed over the control for the Metro Service in Multan. Rawalpindi and Lahore metro service is under a different company presently.

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  • And where is Peshawar metro??? Poor they spent all money to child politics??? Well, seriously, Imran is non serious actor!!!

    • This is actually all about sharif’s loot.
      We don’t need metro here in Peshawar.
      We are happy that we haven’t given buses but they built the nation.

    • “Imran is non serious actor!” – i might agree to some extend

      “where is Peshawar metro?” – Education and security is more important than metro and i think KPK gov has done steps appreciable

      • Where are those plants that they wasted money on??? I don’t see any education improvements here in KPK– i have been in KPK for more than 10 years.

        KPK loves him, only because he is Pathan.

        • does your kid go to a government school on the out skirts of any big KPK city. if not, then don’t comment.
          metro should be a higher priority for a province mired by security issues for last 10 years and cancer has spread out. Dubai only got metro now. so chillax!! it will come, its not a priority.

  • From Lahore’s experience… it is not great. For example take Ferozpur road during morning hours, 9-11am. In the early days of Metro, I could get from Canal bridge to Kalma bridge in just 3-5 minutes, average speed 70-80 KPH. Now…. it is so bad…. sometimes even on the right (fast) lane there is enough traffic to slow me down to 30 for 1-2 minutes between the bridges.

      • Sub topi drama hai college bhai. 2013 main jab Mian Shahbaz Karachi aya tha tab usne kaha tha k hum Karachi main metro banyien ge kuin k Karachi Pakistan ka sub se bara sheher hai. Woh us waqt keh raha tha k Lahore se bhi pehle Metro Karachi main aani chahiye thi. Lekin aaj 2016 hai abhi sirf greenline ka inauguration huwa hai.
        Motorway ki misaal le lou, motorway sub se pehle hona chahiye tha Karachi se being the biggest city n port city as well as financial hub, Karachi to Lahore hona chahiye tha. Per inhon ne sirf apne ghomney k chakar main Lahore Islamabad bana diya, Bhai is route pe kounsi trade hoti hai? Sirf tafribazi k liye bana di.
        Aur ab 20 saal baad sirf inauguration hoi hai woh bhi just Karachi to Hyderabad not Karachi to Sukkur which then connects Punjab.

        Tou thora Shareefon wala chashma utaar k dekgo cheezon ko tou sub nazar ajaye ga Bhai. Karachi country ko chala raha hai wahan kia tawjah di hai Shareef Bhaiyon ne? Aik Bhang main tun mawali k hawaly kar diya sindh ko. Jis ko din aur raat ka farq tak maloom nahi hota tha. Bara Mian mulk ka wazir e azam hai ya sirf Malikwaal aur Lakshmi Chowk ka?
        Karachi ki sarkon aur public transport ka haal dekho aakay, ulti kar dou ge tum dekh k hi.

        • Ishtiaq I get all your hatred towards Mian brathraan, but I can assure you that Karachi’s promised Green Line will be delivered to Karachiites you’ll see inshAllah brother

          • Bro, i don’t hate anyone, but tell me honestly don’t you feel they are just doing nepotism. should’t it be Karachi to Lahore Motorway first instead of Lahore Islamabad? Being the federal government project. And federal govt is doing full funding to the project of his younger brother, but other provinces are not even getting their due share. I think people of Punjab specially Urban areas should get up against this nepotism and hypocrisy instead of blindly supporting Mian Brothers.

          • Aur aap yeh dekho Multan aur Pindi kitne chotay cities hain Karachi k muqablay main per wahan tak metro chal gai hain. Forget about the metro buses and trains of Lahore. Aur Karachi main last main Government k last year main chalay gi. Sindh main aik corruption mafia hai dosra criminal mafia. In dono se humain umeed nahi aur humaray jahil loog inko phir bhi support karte hain. Is liye in main aur ba-shaoor logon main kuch tou farq hona chahiye Bhai. Is liye humain umeedien thien k Mian Brothers pooray mulk ko aik aankh se dekhain ge. Per yeh bhi wohi kar rahe hain “andha baantay reveriyan apno apno main”.

  • ارے بھائی کس جگہ ٹرائل کر رہے ہیں۔ میں ملتان میں رہتا ہوں اور میٹرہ مییرے گھر سے صرف ایک گلی کے فاصلے پر ہے ہمیں تو کو ٹرائل نظر نہیں آیا۔ 9 ماہ کا پروجیکٹ تھا اور 18 ماہ ہو گئے ہیں ابھی بھی کافی کام باقی ہے۔ 18 کلومیٹر کا میں سے 9 کلومیٹر کا معیار بہٹ گھٹیا ہے۔ ابھی سٹارٹ ہوا نہیں اور سڑکوں پر پہلے ہی پانی کھڑا ہو جاتا ہے۔ شہباز شریف نے صرف ایک مرتبہ ہوا ئی معانہ کیا اور کوئی پوچھنے والا نہیں ہے۔

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