Islamabad’s New Metro Routes Face Delay as Bus Shipments Arrive Behind Schedule

The first batch of thirty of the 160 electric buses that are being imported from China has been delayed due to the shortage of shipping vessels.

From various sources, it was revealed that the first batch of buses will depart from China using a special vessel in the next few days. But because of the unavailability of vessels, its delivery has been delayed.

According to officials, they are in touch with the authorities of China and are working to load the buses on a vessel on Thursday.

Within the following three weeks, the official stated that the first batch of thirty electric buses would arrive at the port in Karachi. Then, two more batches of these buses will be sent to Islamabad over the next two months. 

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 An overseas company was given the contract to produce the electric buses. According to specifics, the National Radio and Telecommunication Corporation (NRTC) would run these buses on 13 routes throughout the nation’s capital.

The NRTC and the Capital Development Authority (CDA) had previously signed a contract. According to the terms of the two parties’ agreement, the civic authority will pay the NRTC between Rs. 306 and Rs. 331 per kilometer to operate the buses.

The following are the specified routes:

  1. Police Foundation/Orange Line Station to Old Metro Bus Faiz Ahmed Faiz Station (I-8)
  2. Allama Iqbal Station to Old Metro Bus Potohar Station
  3. PIMS to Secretariat
  4. D-12 to G-10
  5. F-11 to Old Metro F-8 Station
  6. G-11 to PIMS
  7. Aabpara to Taramri Chowk
  8. Nilor to Khanna Pul
  9. Pirwadhai Chowk to Faizabad
  10. B-17 to Chungi Number 26
  11. I-16 to Chungi Number 26
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