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CDA plans to begin bus service for twin cities

ISLAMABAD: The Capital Development Authority (CDA) has planned to launch a new bus service by March next to meet the growing needs of commuters, traveling between the twin cities of Islamabad and Rawalpindi. A CDA official informed Pakistan Today on Monday that two local firms had pre-qualified to run 35 buses on four proposed routes likely to be approved in the next meeting of civic body’s Board of Directors.

He said the successful bidder would get interest free government loan to purchase buses, each having the seating capacity of 70 people. He added the proposed routes would include Faizabad to Secretariat, Faizabad to sector F-11, sector I-10 to Secretariat and Bara Kahu to Aabpara Market. He further said the CDA had allocated 21 acres of land to establish a bus terminal for the proposed bus service at sector I-11.

Source: Pakistan Today

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