CM Shahbaz opens Metro Bus Service
11 February, 2013
LAHORE: The much-trumpeted Metro Bus Service project was inaugurated by Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif at a ceremony here on Sunday.
A high-level Turkish delegation, led by Turkish Deputy Prime Minister, attended the inaugural ceremony of the multi-billion rupees project at the invitation of Punjab government. PML-N President Mian Nawaz Sharif was also present on this occasion.
According to organizers, 27- kilometer long distance from Gajjumata to Shahdara would be covered in 55 minutes.
Strict security measures were taken by law enforcement agencies on this occasion.
Nawaz Sharif, Shahbaz Sharif, foreign diplomats and Turkish delegation is now taking a ride of the bus.
Speaking at the ceremony, Shahbaz said this project will prove to be a milestone.
"The Metro bus service is unprecedented. Patients, officials, students and I myself will travel by the Metro bus," he said.
The Chief Minister has announced a cash prize of one crore among labourers, who worked day and night to complete this great project
Metro bus service would be free of charge for the general public for the first four weeks.
A modern e-ticketing system has been introduced for the bus project, which would have special reserved seats for women and the disabled.