Thursday Oct 12, 2017
MULTAN: Chief Minister Punjab Shehbaz Sharif inaugurated the speedo bus service on Thursday as an initiative to propagate the rapid mass transportation system in the province.
Addressing the inauguration ceremony in Multan, Sharif said that no government worked for south Punjab as the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz government did in the last four years.
He said that a clean water project costing Rs24 billion is in the pipeline for southern Punjab.
While criticising arch-rivals, the Tehreek-e-Insaf Pakistan, he said that the ruling party in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa only spoke of a new Pakistan but never worked on it.
“Imran [Khan] harshly criticised the metro bus service in Lahore but then himself inaugurated the bus service in Peshawar,” he said.
The chief minister congratulated the residents of Multan on the occasion of the inauguration of 100 speedo buses, that will act as feeding buses for the Metro Bus Project of Multan.
Earlier on Oct 8, Shehbaz Sharif unveiled a mega-transport scheme, Orange Line Metro Project, in Punjab’s capital.
A single train has the capacity to carry 1,000 people, out of which 200 can be seated while 800 can commute while standing. The project has also been included in the China Pakistan Economic Corridor, it was decided in the Economic Coordination Committee meeting held in January.