Lahore: Pakistan, the first in the city bus route
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Lahore: Pakistan, the first in the city bus route

Lahore : Pakistan | Feb 12, 2013 at 2:52 AM PST
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The route is one way in 55 minutes. The bus seats are reserved for women and disabled people. Authorities set up an electronic ticketing. Bus rides will be free for the next four weeks.

The authorities in Punjab equipped route length of 27 km from Gadjah Matta in Shahdara in record time (11 months) at a cost of project of 30 billion rupees (30.1 million U.S. dollars). Bus stops every kilometer and go every three minutes.

The opening ceremony was attended by Chief Minister Punjab Shahbaz Sharif, the head of the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz, Mian Nawaz Sharif, Turkish Deputy Prime Minister Bekir Bozdag.

In other Pakistani cities, people without cars travel on private buses, minibuses, taxis and rickshaws.

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rsa76 is based in Karāchi, Sind, Pakistan, and is a Reporter for Allvoices.
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