In order to link Rawalpindi & Islamabad with the New Islamabad International Airport, the local transport authorities of the twin cities have given approval for four new public transport routes. The aim of these new routes will be simply to facilitate the public.
One of the routes approved is through
Rawat – Secretariat – Blue Area – Kashmir Highway – Motorway Chowk
This is confirmed by a senior Islamabad official.
He also informed that in order to facilitate the commuters fifty air-conditioned minibusses will operate on all the four routes. The fare per km will be Rs 6. Also, the total charge will not be more than Rs 260. Furthermore this transport facility will be available 24/7, on all seven days of the week. Furthermore, the test drive of the buses will begin by next week.
Assistant Commissioner Islamabad, Saad Bin Asad informed about the four routes. He disclosed that two transport routes will link the airport with the city. Also, the route that will link the new airport through Secretariat will touch 5 metro bus stations to further ease the travelers.
Firstly, 20 air-conditioned minibusses will run on the two routes linking the new airport with the city. A company has been given the contract to control the transport on the new routes. Bus stands construction on Rawat, Koral Chowk and new Islamabad International Airport will start soon as well.
Other transports routes have also been approved for D-17, D-12, and E-11 respectively. Secretary Regional Transport Authority (RTA) Khalid Yameen Satti informed that two transit routes have also been approved from Rawalpindi to the new Airport.
48 km another route for New Islamabad International Airport is following
Rawat – Kacheri Chowk – Saddar – Peshawar Road – Chor Chowk – Pirwadhai Mor – Golra Mor – Chungi No. 26 – New Islamabad International Airport
Another route will be
Koral Chowk – Benazir Bhutto International Airport – Katcheri Chowk – Saddar – Peshawar Road – New Islamabad International Airport
For the transport service on the given route, Faisal Movers have been given approval. The company will run thirty buses initially.