CDA to establish Islamabad public transport wing
The Capital Development Authority has announced its plan to set up Islamabad Public Transport Wing. Public transportation in the capital has grown over the past decade and extended beyond the Metro Bus Service, which runs through the center of Islamabad and Rawalpindi.
The management of the city sprawling public transport across network necessitated a separate entity, which was finally formalized on the 16th of December 2022 and named Islamabad Public Transport Wing. The Public Transport Wing will oversee operations of the metro bus service as well as the orange, green, and blue lines, which are additional developments along the metro bus service.
The Orange line provides transport from Peshawar Morr to Islamabad International Airport, the blue line runs from Koral Chowk to PIMS, and the green line connects Bhara Kahu to PIMS.
All three transportation lines were launched recently, and their increased use has seen an influx of easier movement across the city center. CDA, through the newly established Islamabad Public Transport Wing, plans to add thirteen feeder routes to the main Metro Bus Terminals operating at the heart of the city.
Finally, the engineering division of the CDA has also proposed putting a deputy director general to run the wing’s growing operations. The director would oversee two other key positions: director operations and infrastructural development. Both these positions will field teams to oversee operational and infrastructural progress of the upcoming additions to the blue, orange, and green lines.