A historic moment in the history of Pakistan as Shahbaz sharif, chief minister of Punjab drove the bus from Chungi Amar Sidhu to Gajjumata. Six of the 45 buses have reached Lahore, each having a capacity of 150 passengers.
The service has a modern E-ticketing system where people can buy the ticket at their own ease through a digital machine. a High tech innovation introduced for the first time in Pakistan.
As of December 2012, the project will have 27 stations on 32 kilometer line.8 km of it would be elevated and 23 km will be on ground.Due to several changes Lahore metro bus system has been delayed and the currently estimated completion date is in January 2013.
Mayor of Istanbul Kadir Topbas announced a gift of 100 buses and inaugurated the Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) system.
Approximate cost of this project is Rs.21 Billion.
Before this successful initiative by CM Punjab, Former Major of Karachi and Governor Sindh also started Green Bus Service in Karachi, Fleet of 50 buses which Sparked the fire in Itehad Transport in result outdated complete unfit buses also converted on CNG, Back in 2004 Metro Bus Service started in Karachi those buses hardly can be seen somewhere in the city, don’t know where they went, Eventually both projects failed because Karachi needs least 5000 buses and circular railway plan never seen a implementing day, however, CM Punjab did something for the people of Lahore unlike, Karachi.
15 Years back when Karachi was the most advanced city in Pakistan, 15 years later, Lahore is and Karachi represent Hell on Earth.