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Citizens seek early completion of Metro bus project for New Islamabad Airport

Citizens seek early completion of ‘Metro bus project’ for New Islamabad Airport

ISLAMABAD: Citizens of Islamabad Tuesday demanded of the government to complete the extension of Metro Bus project from Peshawar Mor to New Islamabad International Airport on priorities basis where taxi drivers were busy in looting public with high fares.

The Metro Bus project was the only hope for the citizens where they can travel to new Airport Islamabad easily as taxi drivers and app-based cabs in city are charging high to the commuters due to delaying Metro project.

A number of passengers said that taxi drivers were charging them according to their own will and there was no check on the part of the traffic police or administration.

A commuter Zainab Javed said passengers and regular commuters were facing problems in going to and from the new airport and have to take their cars or get a taxi.

She further said delaying Metro Bus service creating problems for commuters and they are demanding of the government to start this service as soon as possible.

Habib Kamran said, Metro Bus service from Peshawar Mor to Islamabad New Airport will facilitate citizens.

Another commuter Bakir Syed said this project would be highly beneficial for the poor citizens of the city who cannot afford the high prices of taxis.

A working female demanded of the authorities concerned would introduce standard charges for specific routes and taxi drivers should be bounded to follow the fix charges.

According to the project details, the total length from Peshawar Mor till NIIA is 25 kilometres.

Special Assistant to Prime Minister (PM) on Capital Development Authority (CDA) Ali Nawaz Awan talking to a private news channel said that almost ninety percent work of the project has been completed while the finishing work on the metro stations is in progress.

He also assured that the government would complete this project for facilitation of general public.

 

 

 

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M M Alam

M. M. Alam is a Pakistan-based working journalist since 1981. Karachi University faculty gold medalist Alam began his career four decades ago by writing for Dawn, Pakistan’s highest circulating English daily. He has worked for region’s leading publications, global aviation periodicals including Rotors (of USA) and vetted New York Times as permanent employee of daily Express Tribune. Alam regularly covers international aviation and defense-related events including Salon Du Bourget (France), Farnborough (United Kingdom), Dubai (UAE). Alam has reported thousands of events and interviewed hundreds of people in Pakistan, UAE, EU, UK and USA. Being Francophone Alam also coordinates with a number of French publications.