Metro Bus Service (MBS) Lahore will be completed in record time: CM Shahbaz Sharif
Metro Bus Service (MBS) in Turkey
LAHORE (December 18, 2012) – Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif said Turkey had completed Metro Bus Service (MBS) in two and a half years, but the Punjab government would complete the same in less than one year.
Punjab Metro Bus Authority First Meeting
Presiding over the first meeting of Metro Bus Authority on Monday, the chief minister said the Punjab government had paid attention to transparency and high standards in the project like all others, and every penny of the national exchequer was being spent on the public welfare.
Recruitment approved in Punjab Metro Bus Authority
Shahbaz Sharif ordered making recruitment in the Punjab Metro Bus Authority on merit and without conceding to pressure from any side in this regard. He also lauded the performance of the officers working on this project who were making history by completing this mega project in a short time.
Security of Metro Bus System
“The Punjab Metro Bus Authority (PMBA) has been set up to provide modern and comfortable transport facilities to the people across the province. The Authority will ensure secure and comfortable bus operation, and it will also be responsible for making effective security arrangements of the Metro Bus Project,” he held.
Metro Bus System Route (Gajju Matta to Shahdara Lahore)
He said a modern system was being introduced to keep the route of the Metro bus service clean, and for that purpose, an agreement was being signed with the Lahore Waste Management System. An effective system has been designed to stop entry of unconcerned persons and general vehicles to the Metro Bus Route, and huge fine will be imposed on violators.
Shahbaz directed the Metro Bus Authority should be operated in a professional way because Punjab government has launched the Metro Bus Project to provide fast and comfortable public transport facilities to the masses, and wanted to expand it to other cities.
Metro Bus Fast and Comfortable
He said due to the Metro Bus Service, the people will cover long distances in short time.
Metro Bus budget and posts approved
Managing director Punjab Metro Bus Authority gave a detailed briefing to the chief minister. During the meeting, the chief minister approved budget and posts for the authority, and also formed a recruitment committee.