A major relief for the residents of the twin cities as the old Red Line metro bus service and the new Orange line metro bus service have been directly connected. Now the passengers from Pak Secretariat and Rawalpindi Saddar can also travel to Peshawer Morr and New Islamabad Airport.
The Rawalpindi-Islamabad Red Line metro bus service from Saddar to Pak Secretariat has been interlinked with the new Islamabad Airport – Peshawar Morr Orange Line metro bus service.
Both the metro services have been be merged at the Faiz Ahmed Faiz Station near the Higher Education Commission (HEC) building in H-9 to provide a direct connectivity to and from New Islamabad Airport.
For this purpose, a junction is being constructed at the Faiz Ahmed Faiz Station for linking the metro services as per the directive of the newly-installed prime minister Shehbaz Sharif.
The bus service is available for free in the holy month of Ramzan.
On an average 8,000 passengers are currently using the bus service daily and the number of passengers is expected to rise consideribly in coming days when universities would be opened.
Currently 11 buses are operating from Peshawar Morr to the N5 (Chungi No 26) bus station and another 30 buses have finally been dispatched from China and are expected to reach Islamabad by the middle of next month.
The facility is offering affordable transportation service to citizens who had to pay thousands of rupees to taxis/cabs for travel to/from Islamabad Airport.
Moreover, another part of the bus service namely Blue Line metro bus between Rawat and Faizabad was also in the pipeline which could be started in a couple of months. And a feasibility study would also be carried out by CDA to run metro buses between Bhara Kahu and Peshawar Morr.