ISLAMABAD: Metro Bus Service will run with regular traffic until the CDA constructs new designated tracks on the Blue and Green Lines.
From Korang Bridge Expressway, the blue line will transfer to Faizabad metro bus stop, while the green line will run from Bhara Kahu to the Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences (Pims) stop, where it will be integrated with the Rawalpindi-Islamabad Metro Bus Service.
The CDA plans to start these services within two months, so five buses will operate on the green line, and ten on the blue line.
Both new metros will initially be operated on the existing expressway and Murree Road.
Later this month, 30 Chinese buses will arrive in Pakistan and 15 can be loaned to the Rawalpindi-Islamabad Metro. In that case, 10 of them will operate on the blue line, and five on the green line.
In addition to bus stops on the expressway, the civic agency said it would have to build two u-turns and a terminal for the green line service.
A three-year-old project, the Airport Metro Bus Service, was inaugurated by the prime minister last month. The prime minister, however, received a briefing on this project on his first day in office. He directed CDA to roll out the service within five days.
The National Highway Authority (NHA) had been overseeing this project, but last year, under the direction of the then federal government, the Canadian Department of Transportation (CDA) took over and started the process of purchasing buses and setting up command, control, and ticketing systems.
The CDA made the airport route operational within five days on the directive of PM Sharif and is now putting the final touches on the green and blue metro lines.