Khalil Tahir Sandhu, Punjab’s Minister for Human Rights and Minorities’ Affairs hails the newly inaugurated Metro Bus Service in Multan. He said that the project has introduced fast, honorable and safe transportation service in the Southern Punjab. He felicitated the Chief Minister of Punjab Shahbaz Sharif upon successful completion of the project.
Khalil Tahir said that Government of Punjab is striving for betterment, peace, equal human rights, harmony and patience among the people. He said this while addressing the audience at the Punjab Assembly Chamber. He was accompanied by MPA Shahzad Munshi, Parliamentary Secretary Tariq Masih Gill, MPA Kanji Ram and others.
The Multan Metro bus project cost Rs 28.5 billion. Like Lahore and Islamabad the passengers will have to pay Rs. 20 for one-way journey. Pakistan’s first ever Metro Bus service started operating in Lahore; was inaugurated on 10 February 2013. Every day, nearly 200,000 passengers travel on Lahore Metro through 27 stations. The Islamabad Metro Bus service cost Rs 45 billion. Every day, nearly 135,000 passengers travel on Islamabad Metro through 24 stations.
Multan Bus Service has 21 station which are: BZU Bus Station, Beaconhouse School, Markaz Ibnul Qasim Al-Islami, Northern Bypass, Altaf Market/Shalimar Colony, Nasheman/Sabzazar Colony, Chungi No. 6/Gulgasht Colony, Tehsil Chowk/Usmanabad, Chungi No. 9 10. Qasim Fort, Daulat Gate/Fish Market, Aam Khas Bagh, Manzoorabad, Mumtazabad, BCG Chowk, Peoples Colony, Vehari Chowk, General Bus Stand, Jinnah Park, Shah Rukne Alam, Kumharanwala Chowk
On Tuesday, January 24, Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif inaugurated the Metro bus service, in Multan. The inaugural ceremony was attended by Punjab Governor Rafique Rajwana, Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif, Punjab Law Minister Rana Sanaullah and other high-ranking officials. This ceremony was held at the Chungi No 9 area of the city.
Speaking at the ceremony, PM Sharif said the Multan Metro bus project was completed in the minimum time possible, remaining work would start soon. He said that in contrast to the suggestions of many, the government decided to set the Multan Metro bus fare at Rs20.