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Lahore to get 300 new hybrid buses

Chief Minister Parvez Elahi orders 200 new bus stops built

Chief Minister Punjab Chaudhry Parvez Elahi announced his government’s plan to run environment-friendly hybrid buses in Lahore and revealed that 300 such buses will be bought for the city in the first phase.

The CM disclosed that 200 new bus stops will be set up to provide transport facility to the people in Lahore. He was chairing the 20th meeting of Punjab Masstransit Authority(PMA) in which a decision was made to buy environment-friendly hybrid buses in Lahore. The CM apprised that on the whole 513 hybrid buses will be run in Lahore and that the Punjab Masstransit Authority will run new hybrid buses through private operators.

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He ordered allocating seats for women, special and blind persons in the new buses near the door.

The CM ordered new bus stops in Lahore and that routes of new buses should be determined keeping in view timings of educational institutions of women. Elahi censured that the experiment of transportation system at the government level miserably failed in the past as gross negligence had been committed in constituting a durable transportation system in the province. He granted approval to the establishment of the offices of Punjab Masstransit Authority in Dera Gujran and also approved auction policy of Punjab Masstransit Authority.

Members of Punjab Assembly Iftikhar Gondal, Khadija Umar, Shamim Aftab, Principal Secretary to CM Muhammad Khan Bhatti, Secretary Finance, Secretary Transport, senior officials of Punjab Masstransit Authority and its members attended the meeting. Meanwhile, Chief Minister Elahi condemned the terrorist attack on a police station in the area of Lakki Marwat. He expressed his deep sense of sorrow over the martyrdom of four police personnel and expressed his heartfelt sympathy and grief with the heirs of the martyred police personnel.

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Elahi prayed for the early recovery of health of the injured police personnel.CM paid tribute that the martyred police personnel laid down their lives during performing their duties and admired great sacrifices of the police personnel being laid down to safeguard their dear homeland.


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