Viewing from Karachi I am a bit jealous from the Project of Metro Bus System Lahore. But although feel proud as a Pakistani. Almost US $27372270.00 spend in this Speedy Mass transit project. These buses will cover almost 27 km a distance and then start doing the same for about 16 hours a day. The bus fare is also very cheap about PKR. 20 almost one fifth of a dollar to travel 27 Km distance with in 55 minutes which would take 2 hours to cover it by car due to heavy traffic.
The Inauguration of this service was held today and many foreign personalities were the guest in the inauguration. The service will be free for the first four weeks for all ordinary people that’s a big bonus. More than that it will decrease the traffic flow from the roads plus the emission of CO2 will get decreased from a populated city. Although in the mean time of construction there was a lot of mismanagement occurred during its construction and heavy traffic jammed occurred. But at last it ended and now it shaped in to speedy transport system.
This is not the end of the efficient transportation system also more work is required for the maintenance for modes such as railway system which is very fragile and building other system such as Subway System which is now become the need for the populated city like Karachi.