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CDA Changes Routes of Electric Buses in Islamabad

The Capital Development Authority (CDA) has announced a significant change to the initial routes of its electric bus service. In the first phase, the buses will not operate on the previously planned routes from IJP to PIMS and Taramri Chowk to PIMS, focusing on urban sectors instead. 

The two revised routes will provide convenient and environmentally friendly transportation to residents. The first route will connect NUST, Orange Line Depo, G-11 to PIMS Hospital, with 13 stops along the way, the second route will start from PIMS and end at Bari Imam.

This route will pass through from G-7, G-6, Melody Market, Aabpara, Ataturk Road, Serena Hotel, Foreign Office, Radio Pakistan, and Diplomatic Enclave to Bari Imam. This service will remain operational from 6 AM to 10 PM with a bus arriving every 10 minutes.

According to sources, the change in routes is due to ongoing construction work on Park Road, which made it impractical to operate buses on the Taramri Chowk to PIMS route in the first phase. However, the CDA Transport Wing has suggested a different route once the construction is completed.

In the meantime, electric buses will operate from Jinnah Convention Center until a permanent bus depot is constructed. The launch of the electric bus service is expected after Eid al-Adha, with 30 out of 150 buses having already arrived in Islamabad.

CDA imported these buses from China through the National Radio and Transportation Corporation (NRTC). This initiative is expected to significantly improve public transportation, providing a convenient, efficient, and eco-friendly commuting option.

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  • Wrong info. Both routes were already included in list of approved 13 routes except Route 4 which previously till NADRA chowk extended till Bari Imam in order to facilitate general Public for Embassy road & QAU/ Bari Imam Shrine. Therefore, author didn’t have credibile info and posted his own assumptions based on recent development w.r.t starting of service on these 2 routes.

  • Sector E 11 and Sector D 12
    Neglected by CDA
    Discriminatory Attitude of CDA for these Sectors

  • Good news. Lekin acha hota K kuch buses G6-/2 m saddar road pr melody market K samny ha wha pr bhi chlai jati wha se bhi koi route nikalen. Thanks.

  • Good news, but I see a video ” https://youtu.be/kzBnzsiZGFA?si=g4ApAy_ipsEpMKo9” how was unload in Islamabad, From China to Islamabad it was not suddenly reached Islamabad, the authorities have not done proper arrangements to unloaded.
    How serious authorities are, just cllaping. “Malee Mofit dil e berehm””

  • What’s about the rout from rawat to PIMS hospital..I think that the most important route …CDA official think about that route as well..

  • Dear Authorities

    I would like to highlight an issue regarding blue line metro bus.Which route before inauguration was announced from pims to rawat.But its been almost 2 years that the blue line bus is operating from pims to gulberg greens depo on islamabad highway.I would like to request you that please extend this route till rawat instead of gulberg,so that thousands of passengers who daily commute from islamabad to rawat and vice versa,will be able to get safe,comfortable and pocket friendly ride through these busses.

  • Main reason for not operating on ijp to pims and park road to pims is local transport mafia though these routes need desparatly such services as many students and daily commuters will benefit from such steps take by DDA

  • Very Good. I suggest that it may be started from Rawalpindi to Islamabad,also.

  • Kindly includ a route from Sangjani (Peshawar road) to Pak Secretriat or Pims via Margalla road,thanx

  • bari imam wali busses ka route kohsar block wali side sy ho kr bari imam jana chahya tha government employees ko bhi achi saholat milti

  • What about student going for universities in Bharia Air Numl,does there is no route for students


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