Islamabad may soon have ‘Light Rail Transit Service’

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The Capital Development Authority (CDA) aims to build an LRT system in Islamabad to address the city’s expanding transit demands.

The Economic Affairs Division has been instructed by the CDA’s planning branch to request funding from the Asian Development Bank, JICA, etc.

Senior officials suggested that a consultant be hired to do a thorough feasibility analysis of the project’s basic idea, which the Planning Wing had developed.

The one-sided nature of the track, which is now used by Pakistan Railways (PR) for its main traffic, led city planners to abandon the idea.

The planning wing began its preparations on schedule, according to reports, but carrying out the project would be difficult since it needs substantial funding and political stability.

Traffic engineering work for this project has started, according to Waseem Hayat Bajwa, Member Planning and Design CDA. He said that they are hopeful about funding this project since Islamabad may gain from it and that they are collaborating with the Economic Affairs Division to do so.

High-capacity public transportation using electric rails on a dedicated right-of-way is known as LRT. Municipal administrators have decided to implement LRT to relieve traffic flow in the twin cities and assist the general public due to the excessive traffic on Islamabad’s roadways.