Presiding over a meeting to review the project, the chief minister lauded the contractors and all concerned institutions role in this project. He said, for the first two weeks, metro bus would be run free-of-cost, while its fare would be kept affordable for the common man.
Shahbaz Sharif said latest e-ticketing system would be introduced for the bus. He said nine kilometer-long flyover was a milestone of architecture, whereas, day and night work was being carried out on the project.
The chief minister said completion of metro bus project was in its last phase, whereas, comfortable and affordable metro buses would soon ply for the convenience of the people. He said the project was a public welfare project, which was being completed by the Punjab government, through its own resources.
The meeting was attended by Lahore Transport Company Chairman Khawaja Ahmad Hassaan, Punjab Metro Bus Authority managing director, LDA director general and other concerned authorities.
Also, the chief minister took notice of the use of unfair means, during BA/BSc examinations, at Bahauddin Zakariya University (BZU), Multan, and constituted a 4-member inquiry committee in this regard. The committee, consisting of Higher Education Secretary, Anti-corruption director general, SSP Tariq Nawaz Malik and Punjab Information Technology Board Chairman Umar Saif, has been directed to immediately to submit its report within three days.