Electric bus service to be introduced in Islamabad
Islamabad: The Capital Development Authority (CDA) has planned to construct a dedicated metro corridor to operate electric bus service in Islamabad, in an attempt to connect the Islamabad International Airport to the city, a news source reported.
The bus service will be extended to connect Islamabad International Airport to Peshawar Morr as well.
An operationalized model including fleet acquisition, information technology services, security surveillance AFC system acquisition, and a command and control center under allied infrastructure were prepared and presented by the representatives of the CDA to Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on CDA Affairs Ali Nawaz Awan.
The authority revealed the chances of outsourcing operations through four different service contractors.
Under this project, 30 air-conditioned new electric buses will travel the route. The cost estimations have also been completed and for this model, the authority estimated that there would be an annual deficit of PKR 273.32 million.
The project is yet to be approved by the government and if approval is received, the work will begin by December.