On Thursday, Chief Minister of Punjab Shahbaz Sharif inaugurated the Speedo Bus Service in Multan as a measure to promote the new transportation system in the city.
In addition, he announced that a forthcoming clean water project of cost Rs 24 billion is sanctioned for southern Punjab.
He said that our brethren living in Multan and travelers from other cities will benefit from this important project of Metro Bus Service. Shahbaz said that Multan is third city after Lahore and Rawalpindi where Metro Bus Project has been completed.
Metro Bus Multan
The construction on Multan Metro bus System began in early May 2015.
Multan Metro Bus system has 18.5 KM dedicated track running from Bahauddin Zakria University (BZU) to Chowk Kumharan. There is a 12.5 KM elevated track to avoid conflict of Metro bus with other traffic in the congested areas, which runs from the Northern Bypass to BCG Chowk and Veharhi Chowk to General Bus Stand.
The System has 21 stations in total with 7 stations at ground level and 14 at elevated track. MMBS has a bus depot of 20 Acre near BZU terminal. All the key locations are targeted to maximize passengers from all surrounding areas.
Future Expansion Plans
The following are future plans of government for the city:
- Expansions of Metro bus corridor
- Expansion of public transport routes throughout the city to have integrated Public
- Transportation System (23 routes with route length 187 Km).
Orange Line Metro
A couple of days ago on Oct 8th, Chief Minister Shehbaz Sharif unveiled the Orange Line Metro Project in Lahore.
The project has been regarded as a part of the China Pakistan Economic Corridor, as decided in the Economic Coordination Committee meeting held in January.