• LAHORE: Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif Sunday inaugurated the Metro bus service. A high-level Turkish delegation, led by Turkish Deputy Prime Minister participated in the inaugural ceremony of Metro Bus project. which would also be attended by diplomats from various other countries.

    This project has been built at a cost of Rs30 billion in record time of only eleven months. Due to metro bus service, the 27-kilometer long journey from Gajjumata to Shahdara, which took two hours, would now be covered in just 55 minutes.

    Metro bus service would be free of charge for the general public for the first four weeks. A modern e-ticketing system has been introduced for the bus project, which would have special reserved seats for women and the disabled.

    Punjab Metro Bus Authority has been formulated to run the administrative matters of metro bus system, while an agreement has been made with Lahore Waste Management Company to ensure modern sanitation system at its routes.

    Foolproof security arrangements have also been made on the route. Punjab government has completed this quality-oriented great development project in a record period, with its own resources and cooperation of Turkey.

    Under the policy of Punjab government, the whole process of construction of metro bus system has been kept completely transparent.