Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif inaugurated the Metro bus service, costing nearly Rs29 billion, in Multan on Tuesday.
Punjab Governor Rafique Rajwana, Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif, Punjab Law Minister Rana Sanaullah and other high-ranking officials accompanied the PM at the project’s inauguration ceremony, which was held in the Chungi No 9 area of the city.
The project has been completed at a cost of over Rs28.88bn.
The premier later took a ceremonial ride on one of the buses to formally kick off the service.
Deputy Commissioner Nadir Chattha earlier told Dawn that the project had been completed at a cost of over Rs28.88bn.
It included 21 bus stations spread over an 18.5km route, which are expected to facilitate 97,000 commuters daily, he said.
The project’s technical adviser, Sabir Khan Sadozai, claimed that the project was technically faultless. He said as many as 2,600 jobs would be created over time due to the project.
PM inaugurates the Metro bus service in Multan.— DawnNews
He informed that the project had been divided into nine phases, and that Rs356 million had been paid to various departments for the shifting of various services on the route.
“The project’s life is 50 years, but if it is properly repaired and cared for, it can be useful for 100,” he said.
Courtesy : Dawn News