Rawalpindi Metro Bus Track Undergoes Major Repairs After 9 Years
After nearly a decade, the elevated track of the Rawalpindi Metro Bus Service, spanning from Saddar to Faizabad, is set to undergo repairs. The Rawalpindi Development Authority (RDA) is slated to commence the repair work next month, with an allocated budget of Rs. 1.25 billion for the project.
The decision to undertake the repairs was prompted by recommendations from the National Engineering Services Pakistan (NESPAK), following a recent survey. The Punjab Mass Transit Authority directed the RDA to initiate the repair work, and funds for the project will be provided by the provincial government.
The repair project will be executed in multiple phases, with the focus on the elevated track from Saddar to Faizabad. The anticipated timeline for the completion of this segment is six months. The repair work on the Sixth Road Station is expected to conclude by January 2, after which attention will shift to the elevated track.
According to DG RDA Saif Anwar Jappa, the repair work will not disrupt the operation of the metro bus service. He emphasized that the repair plan includes transforming pavements at metro stations, constructed with durable tiles, into concrete pavements. Additionally, any existing potholes in the bus corridors will be addressed.
Punjab Mass Transit Authority General Manager Operation Uzair Shah assured that the repair efforts would not impact the operational aspects of the metro bus service. An operational plan for the buses will be devised to ensure a smooth transition during the repair period.Top of Form