The trial run of the metro bus service from Peshawar Morr to Islamabad International Airport (IIA) will start in the first week of April after the arrival of buses from China.
A senior official of the Capital Development Authority (CDA) told APP that authority has planned to run at least 30 buses painted in orange colour on the route. However, the current shipment was carrying 15 buses, he added.
The official said that the ship transporting the buses would start its journey to Karachi on March 15. The ship was expected to arrive from China in 20 days. The launch of bus service, he said would improve the public transport facility in the city.
The federal apex agency had announced to start bus service operation on March 23 but the same was delayed due to some unavoidable circumstances. The authority took over the metro bus project in March last year from the National Highway Authority (NHA) on the direction of the federal government and started the process to procure the buses.