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Lahore Metro Feeder AC Bus Service

Lahore Metro Feeder AC Bus Service Update: A bus service to bring passengers to the Lahore Metro Bus stations was inaugurated in Lahore on Monday the 20th March 2017 by Punjab Chief Minister Shehbaz Sharif.

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To facilitate Metro Bus passengers, the Lahore Metro Feeder AC Bus Service (FBS) will ply 200 air-conditioned buses from 6am till 11pm on 14 routes. Lahore Metro Feeder AC Bus Service will cover about 130 kilometres along the entire Metro Bus route and 120,000 commuters will benefit with the new service.

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While addressing the inaugural ceremony, Chief Minister Punjab Mr. Shehbaz Sharif announced similar bus services for the Islamabad, Rawalpindi and Multan metro bus routes. “The service will be useful for people living in areas near to the Metro Bus stations,” he said.

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Features

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The buses will be equipped with the following features:

  • Fully air-conditioned
  • Automatic stop announcement like Metro buses
  • Camera surveillance
  • Ramp for wheel chair passengers
  • Priority seats for the handicapped and the old
  • Passenger door safety

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Fares

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The same metro bus card can be used in both Lahore Metro Feeder AC Bus Service and Metro buses. A fixed and simple integrated fare will be charged irrespective of the route and services.

  • Flat fare of Rs. 15 will be charged for Feeder bus passengers.
  • Additional trip charge of Rs. 5 will be charged for passengers transferring from Feeder bus to Metro bus.
  • Metrobus passengers have to pay nothing when transferring to Feeder buses.
  • Passengers travelling from Feeder bus to feeder bus will be charged Rs. 5 per trip.
  • Maximum fare of Rs 25 will be charged for three trips.
  • A passenger has to switch to next bus within 30 minutes or the token will expire.

Operator Charges

Out of the total 200 buses, 162 are big-sized (for 70 passengers) while the remaining 38 are small sized, according to Daewoo. The operator has a six year contract with PMA and can be extended upon agreement between both parties.

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The government will be paying a flat rate of Rs 165 per kilometer for large buses and Rs 140 for small buses irrespective of whether there are any passengers or not. However, it is estimated that a huge amount of travelers will benefit from the service during busy hours. 162 large buses are capable of carrying about 1,000 passengers each day.

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Other Information

Lahore Metro Feeder AC Bus Service ticket card sale points will be set up at 22 locations along the feeder routes and 15 handheld electronic ticket validators will be used by ticket inspectors. It is possible that the service will be expanded in the future.

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