ISLAMABAD  - The Capital Development Authority has launched City Tour Service to facilitate tourists as well as residents of Islamabad to enjoy a ride across all picnic spots of the federal capital and other cities.“The City Tour service is meant to provide tourists a well-managed travelling and tour guiding service,” said a senior CDA official. He said the service has been launched by the CDA’s Environment Wing under the auspices of newly formed Tourism Division.The Division has initiated two tours a day across the federal capital. In the morning tour, the tourists would be taken to Faisal Mosque, National Monument and Shakarparian.Under the afternoon trip, the visitors would be taken to Saidpur Village, Daman-e-Koh, Lok Virsa, Lakeview Park, Marghazar Zoo, Children Park and Jinnah Super Market. The official said the service has got encouraging response from individuals as well as the organisations. He said cost of the tour package varies in accordance with the tourists’ demands as well as the location. He said the division is in the process to improve City Tour service as a website would soon be launched containing all relevant information about the tourist attractions and tourist packages.A handbook on Islamabad is also being published to give visitors a pictorial overview of Islamabad that is rich of various natural, cultural as well as archaeological sites. The official said the CDA was bracing itself to introduce tours at large scale for families as well as the educational institutes during upcoming summer vacations. He said initially, the division would focus to arrange trips for families and later for students. “Contrary to families, students desire visiting more adventurous locations. The travelling as well as accommodation requirements are also different,” he observed, adding the students like to stay in camping sites or youth hostels, instead of hotels.Questioned about the security of foreign visitors, the official said it would be managed by the authority; however, adding the extraordinary security measures also expose the guests to risks. The official said the CDA officials are giving presentations at various educational institutes and organizations on the news service that has so far been receiving applause.Moreover, the City Tour Service would also be promoted through social media sites, video messaging thorough electronic screens and other modes of outdoor advertising. As another attraction, he said a project of double-decker service was also on cards. For the project, he said the CDA was looking for some private partners to make the project financially viable and profitable.