RAWALPINDI  – The citizens lauding the Punjab government for launching new CNG air-conditioned buses in the city have demanded that the facility should also be provided for the routes plying between the twin cities, especially on the route of Saddar, Rawalpindi to Secretariat, Islamabad.

The new CNG air-conditioned buses were launched on May 9 for Gordon College to Rawat route. On the special instructions of District Coordination Officer (DCO) Rawalpindi, Saqib Zafar, the new buses route has been extended up to Gujar Khan aimed at facilitating the commuters of the area.

The DCO, on the public demand has also ordered for a new public transport route, Rawat to Bindhoth, which will have the pubic transport facility of van and Suzuki.

The commuters including Aslam, Atif, Malik Amjad and Altaf said that they are facing inconvenience and problems while travelling in local public transport particularly at Rawalpindi to Islamabad route, adding that launching of new CNG air-conditioned buses for masses was a good step, which should also be arranged for other routes.

The citizens urged the Punjab government to arrange the facility for other routes including Rawalpindi-Taxila route, Rawalpindi-Islamabad route so that the commuters could be provided relief.

It is pertinent to mention here that the Punjab government has launched the CNG bus service in Rawalpindi in collaboration with a private transport company.