ISLAMABAD - Asian Development Bank (ADB) would provide assistance for carrying out the feasibility study for running Rapid Transit System (RTS) in the federal capital.

The study would be completed by September 2012; however, work on the project has already been initiated by the Capital Development Authority (CDA) that would continue expeditiously.

This was stated by the Chairman CDA, Engineer Farkhand Iqbal, while presiding over a meeting/presentation by a delegation of BRTS Projects here on Thursday.

He said p0rovision of the decent public transport facility is the priority of the authority and the service would soon be launched after completing the necessary modalities for this purpose.

Chairman CDA said that CDA has already allocated a vast area for establishment of a modernized terminal in Islamabad equipped with bus stand, shopping mall and allied facilities.

He said that in the first instance, the service would be launched for Bhara Kahu, Golra Sharif, Pak Secretariat, Faizabad and other areas of the federal capital to facilitate the general public.

He said that the public transport facility is one of the basic requirements of the city which has been neglected during the successive regimes.

He said that Director PMO, Director Traffic Engineering and Project Director of the programme would come up with their recommendations after detailed deliberations and would submit a detailed report to the CDA Board at the earliest.

The meeting was attended by Member Environment, Mian Waheed-ud-Din, Member Engineering, Ibrar Hussain Shah, Member Estate Khalid Mahmud Mirza, Member Finance Javed Jehangir and Member Administration, Shaukat Ali Mohmand.