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In pursuance of direction of PM Trial run of orange line metro bus begins

ISLAMABAD, APR 16 /DNA/ – At the directions of Prime Minster of Pakistan the trial run of orange line metro  bus service from Peshawar Mor to New Islamabad Airport  has begun today. Officials from  capital development authority , NHA , ICT Administration and   from other related Departments inspected the docking, scheduling loading and unloading of passengers and  other operational  details were checked. This trial run will continue tomorrow as well. After the completion of trial, Prime Minister of Pakistan will inaugurate this route .
According to the details Orange line will have 30  modern buses which will ply after 5 mins during the peak hours will 8 to 10 mins during off peak hours. The track of this service  is 25.6 Kms long and has 7 stations and one platform near Islamabd Airport.Initially the cda under directions of PM made arrangement with Punjab Mass transport authority for 15 Orange painted  buses. It is estimated that 25000 to 26000 passengers will commute daily on this project. At the direction of Prime Minster of Pakistan no fare will be charged during the  holy month of Ramadan It is pertinent to mention here that depot, bus stations and  track is being completed by NHA whilst buses have been arranged by CDA.

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