The Punjab Mass Transit Authority (PMTA) has decided to overhaul and repair all metro buses between the twin cities of Islamabad and Rawalpindi.
The decision comes after a metro bus full of passengers caught fire near the Rehmanabad Station on Thursday. The Punjab Mass Transit Authority said that an investigation is underway to determine the cause of the fire incident in the metro bus.
According to some experts, the fire started because of a failure of the bus’s cooling system or a short circuit, however, the final report of the investigation will be made public in a few days.
The metro bus service along the route was temporarily suspended after the incident.
Some eye witnesses claim that fire resulted as a result of a fuel tank leak, however, the quick thinking of the driver, who prudently opened all the doors of the bus allowed the passengers to get off in time and no loss of life was reported.
Read more: Metro Bus Catches Fire in Rawalpindi.