ISLAMABAD: Federal Priest for Financing and Income Dr. Abdul Hafeez Shaikh on Friday asked the Punjab Mass Transit Authority (PMTA) to sustain the Resources Development Authority (CDA) in operationalising the Metro Bus Service (MBS) track from Peshawar Morr in Industry G-9 to Islamabad International Flight Terminal.
Currently, there is no mass transit solution for the flight terminal and also individuals have to pay more than Rs1,000 in the day and also over Rs2,000 in the evening for the one-way commute to the flight terminal.
After twelve o’clock at night, taxi drivers can demand as long as Rs5,000 to Rs7,000 for taking travelers to the flight terminal. Chairing the meeting of a board that was comprised to finalise the arrangements for making the task operational, the money preacher prompted the Punjab federal government to supply the requisite variety of buses as well as technical knowledge till CDA develops its own fully functional Mass Transit Authority together with all the allied infrastructure as well as wherewithal.
The MBS operates under the Punjab government.
A sub-committee headed by Preparation Compensation Replacement Chairman was constituted to finalise the setups in between CDA and the Punjab federal government for running buses on the freshly constructed MBS track.
Earlier, CDA Chairman Amer Ali Ahmed stressed the demand to operationalise the hallway for providing a comfy, risk-free and secure transport center to the commuters in the capital city.
He informed the conference that the cabinet had currently approved the development of the Funding Public Transportation Authority (CMTA) to run the MEGABYTES from Peshawar Morr to IIA.
Nevertheless, CDA required assistance from the Punjab Mass Transit Authority (PMTA) in the form of buses and also technological knowledge to make the passage functional instantly.
As necessary, the CDA asked for PMTA to provide the buses to operationalise the freshly built Metro-bus Passage till CMTA comes to be fully practical.