New Public Buses To Hit Lahore’s Roads BY Daewoo Pakistan
Lahore, 20th March, 2017. Pakistan’s largest transport company, Daewoo Pakistan Express Bus Service Ltd, shall be operating the Lahore Feeder Bus Service. Chief Minister Muhammad Shahbaz Sharif, formally inaugurated the service. The landmark project is the first step towards Punjab Government’s master plan of an integrated transport system in Lahore. The Lahore Feeder Bus Service, comprising 200 state-of-the-art. Fully automated buses is the biggest urban transport project ever executed in Pakistan’s history.
The Korean company, Daewoo Pakistan Express Bus Service, which has been operating inter-city buses nationwide and Lahore City buses for the last 19 years. Now the company was awarded the contract through competitive bidding process to operate the Lahore Feeder Bus Service. The bus service comprises 200 air-conditioned, fully automated buses which shall operate on 14 main routes. Covering all the main arteries of Lahore providing inter-connectivity with Lahore Metro Bus Service. The bus service shall provide urban transport to estimated 200,000 under-privileged people daily with nominal fare of Rs.15.
Technology In Feeder Bus Service
The buses shall be equipped with cutting edge technology comprising: Euro-3 environment friendly engines, door sensors for safety, E-ticketing system, GPS, wireless communication system, surveillance cameras, CAN system, special seating for disabled & senior citizens, fold able ramp, automated in-bus announcement system. The bus service shall have operational monitoring with remote online access. Through surveillance cameras installed at bus stops and main junctions in Lahore.
In this regard, a simple ribbon-cutting ceremony was also organized today by Daewoo Pakistan Express at City Bus Depot, Railway Station, Lahore. Addressing the gathering at the historic occasion, Mr. Shaheryar Chishty, Chief Executive Officer of Daewoo Pakistan Express stated that operating Lahore Feeder Bus Service for the Government of Punjab is a matter of pride for Daewoo Pakistan Express. He also said that Daewoo Express accepted this public-private partnership project as a challenge. Daewoo Pakistan Express will make every effort to provide the same level of service excellence that has become Daewoo’s hall-mark over the years.
Speaking at the inauguration, Chief Minister Punjab in addition said that the Lahore Feeder Bus Service is a quantum jump achieved by the Punjab Mass Transit Authority and Government of Punjab. It is a gift by the government to the under-privileged people of Lahore on the historic occasion of 23rd March.