Metro to put twin-cities on wheels: Punjab CM


Presiding over a high level meeting with regard to Rawalpindi-Islamabad Metro Bus Project on Saturday, Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif has said that Pakistan Muslim League-N government is completing public welfare projects speedily and with high standard.

The chief minister said that Rawalpindi-Islamabad Metro Bus Project will be inaugurated soon. He said that this project is a milestone in the history of transport. He said that Metro Bus Project is an excellent gift of people- friendly government for the citizens of twin cities. He said that like Lahore Metro Bus Project, Rawalpindi-Islamabad Metro Bus Project is also a masterpiece of architecture.

The Rawalpindi commissioner gave a detailed briefing regarding Rawalpindi-Islamabad Metro Bus Project.

Addressing the meeting, Shahbaz said that 175,000 people travel daily by Metro Bus Service in Lahore. Similarly, a large number of people will also travel by Rawalpindi-Islamabad Metro Bus, he added. He said that Metro Bus Service has provided comfortable, economical and speedy transport facilities to the Lahorites. He said that Metro Bus Service has given a new identity to Lahore city.

The chief minister said that metro bus service will provide best travelling facilities to the citizens of Rawalpindi and Islamabad. He said that resources are the trust of the nation and PML-N government is returning this trust to it. He said that Metro Bus Service is a splendid welfare project of spending resources on the people. He said that traffic system in twin cities will also improve due to Rawalpindi-Islamabad Metro Bus Project.

Shahbaz said that Rawalpindi-Islamabad Metro Bus Project is the fulfilment of another promise of the people government and PML-N government will continue such public welfare projects.

Lahore Transport Company Chairman Khwaja Ahmed Hassan, former MNA Hanif Abbasi, IGP, Punjab Metro Bus Authority managing director, NESPAK MD and concerned officials attended the meeting. Member National Assembly Tariq Fazal Chaudhry, Malik Abrar MNA, CDA chairman, Islamabad chief commissioner, Rawalpindi commissioner and other concerned officials attended the meeting through video link from Rawalpindi.