Command and Control station of Metro bus ready for inauguration

RAWALPINDI: The Peshawar Mor Interchange on Kashmir Highway in Islamabad and the control and command centre of the metro bus service at Rawalpindi Saddar are complete for the inaugural ceremony.

According to media, the Metro Bus Project Implementation Committee chairman Hanif Abbasi stated that the huge building comprsisng of seven storeys will be inaugurated by on 15th or 16th of March by Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif.

Hanif Abbasi also stated that the workplaces and computer system of the metro bus facility will be moved to the new building in a week.

Earlier, the structure near Flashman Hotel was stated to be ready in January 2015 but owing to the dawdling speed of effort the service provider accomplished to build it a year later.

Mr Abbasi also stated that the office block will deliver car parks facility to the metro bus travellers.

Three floors of the building will be allocated for parking.

Mr Abbasi also stated that close circuit TV (CCTV) cameras set up on the way of the metro bus service will be observed from the main office.

The drivers and ambulances on the route would also be monitored from the centre, he said.

Mr Abbasi stated that the labour on Peshawar Mor Interchange was nearly done and on March 12, a visit will be paid to the location along with the Rawalpindi commissioner. The commissioner will brief the PM for the date of inauguration.

About the out-of-order elevators in the metro bus stations, he said 70 elevators were in a working condition and the remaining would be made functional soon.

It is also stated that the suppliers were told to hurry up the pace of the minor construction work in different parts of the raised road and bus stations.

We completed the work to avoid water leakages in all the bus stations and the rain provided us an opportunity to check it on Sunday, he said.


The news originally appeared in The Dawn News