Rawalpindi-Islamabad Metro Bus System | Fare, Route, & Timings

The Islamabad-Rawalpindi Metro was started to connect the twin cities & offer a standard convenience to the travelers. It was discussed back in 2010, but the actual work was started in January 2014. In which Prime Minister of Pakistan “Nawaz Sharif” & CM Punjab “Shahbaz Sharif” signed the agreement of a 50:50 share between the Federal & Provincial Government.

One of the reasons CM Punjab was successfully influenced to grab this project is because he had already completed a spectacular job in the Lahore project.

However, this project was completed in June 2015, cost 46 billion PKR & launched to the general public. At the start, it faced many construction-related issues which the opponents criticized. But, overall, it added value to the locals riding experience.

Line:1 It includes the route from Saddar to Pak Secretariat, covering 24 stations along its way.

Credit: PMA Website

Line:2 The newly extended Phase-II will pass on from Peshawar Morr to Islamabad International Airport.

Phase-I Route (2015)

# of StationsName of Stations
1Saddar
2Marrir Chowk
3Liaquat Bagh
4Committee Chowk
5Waris Khan
6Chandni Chowk
7Rehmanabad
86th Road
9Shamsabad
10Faizabad
11I.J.P
12Potohar
13Khayaban-e-Johar
14Faiz Ahmed Faiz
15Kashmir Highway
16Chaman
17Ibn-e-Sina
18Katchery
19PIMS
20Stock Exchange
217th Avenue
22Shaheed-e-Millat
23Parade Ground
24Pak Secretariat

Phase-II Route (2022)

# of StationsName of Stations
1Pehawar Morr
2H-9/G-9
3IIU-G-10
4High Court
5H-11/G-11
6NUST/G-12 East
7NUST/G-12 West
8Golra Morr/G-13
9Grand Trunk Road
10Jammu & Kashmir/G-15
11Badhana Kalan/G-16
12M-1/M-2 Interchange
13Rakh Pind Ranjha
14Islamabad Airport

Facilities of BRT Pakistan

  • Free WIFI Access
  • Air Conditioned Buses
  • Elevators & Escalators
  • Live Bus Updates
  • Hassle-free Travelling
  • Cash (Token) or Card Fare Collection

Fare

The ticket/token costs only Rs.30/- for a single trip.

Timings

The bus remains operational from 6:15 am till 10:00 pm.

The capacity of the Metro bus

According to the estimate done by the authorities, almost 150,000 individuals can travel daily.

Flaws in Pakistan Metro Bus System

A major issue in the Twin-City-Metro was the poor construction quality, which caused resulted in water drainage. Especially in the rainy season of the monsoon. The Centaurus was among the stations that bear the severe flooding.

Contact Info

(051) 111-222-627

FAQ

What is the other name of the RWP-ISL metro?
It is also knowns as Pakistan Metro Bus System.
Who operates the Rawalpindi-Islamabad BRT?
Punjab Mass Transit Authority oversees the operations of the Pakistan Metro.
What is the route length from Saddar to Pak-Secretariat?
The route is almost 22.5 km or 14 mi long.
Who owns the metro buses?
A Turkish firm, Platform Turizm owns the buses & drivers are also provided by them.

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