New Islamabad International Airport connectivity enhanced

New Islamabad International Airport connectivity enhanced

ISLAMABAD: The citizens of Islamabad and the visitors to new Islamabad Airport will now have the opportunity to commute to the new Airport via the Metro Bus service.

The executive board of National Highway Authority (NHA) on Tuesday approved plans for building a metro bus from Peshawar Mor to the New Islamabad International Airport (NIIA).

Last month on January, 16, the executive board of the NHA gave its formal approval to hire consultants designing infrastructure of the Rs18 billion extension of the Islamabad Metro Bus line.

While sharing the details of the project, NHA Chairman Shahid Ashraf Tarar said that all necessary arrangements are being made so that it could be completed on time.

The project is stipulated to be completed by August 14 this year.

The project, he said, would be completed in four stages. He added that initially ten stations would be built along the Metro Bus route, while three stations would be constructed later.

According to NHA officials, the idea behind starting the bus project was to facilitate people traveling to NIIA and its surrounding areas.

“The Metro Bus project would provide economical transport for the airport staff as well who have to travel to the newly constructed airport twice every day,” the NHA official added.