Metro bus Rawalpindi Islamabad was the first decent public project that eased the life of miserable Pakistani commuters that had to face the wrath of the wagon mafia.
Metro bus is a very low cost
Just Rs 20 for a round trip from Saddar, Rawalpindi to Secretariat area Islamabad. Peanuts! Even beggars in Pakistan ask for more. Metro bus is clean
The buses are clean and sturdy. The track is clear and elevated. Stations are neat and automated somewhat. The travelers are usually clean and orderly. Metro bus is fast
We can go from Rawalpindi to Islamabad and back in a little over one hour
Metro bus is woman-friendly
Women have separate space upfront.
Quick tourist view of Rawalpindi / Islamabad cities
If you stand by the window, away from the travelers standing up, you can get a glimpse of the city outside from a very unique angle. More Road, Kashmir Highway, and the blue area look very lovely. For more on Murree road, you can go to this link ( Murree road on the way to work)
Every stop is announced
Travelers from Pindi / Islamabad can make out stops to get off but some stops like Faiz Ahmad Faiz and Potohar are misleading. Every stop is announced clearly.
Metro bus is safe
Each terminal has a security staff available.
Convenient timings for commuters
Its starts at 0700 and ends at 2300 hrs
One more thing to cheer for
Patriotic Pakistanis would find the metro bus ride very satisfying and would have one more thing to cheer for.
Some FAQs on Metro Bus Service Rawalpindi Islamabad
No, Metro Bus Rawalpindi Islamabad has not commenced service on the 26 Kms Peshawar Morr Islamabad to New Islamabad Airport Route. It may start next year, i.e. 2021, if Primeminister Imran Khan releases money for it.
The Metro Bus Service is being run by Punjab Mass Transit Authority; PMA is an authority that can barely run the metro itself, I don’t know which mass transit they are running.
As far as the Metro Bus Rawalpindi Islamabad route is concerned, the Google Maps route is attached at this link and the map is pasted below for your reference.
Metro Bus Timings start at 0615 am in the morning, before commute time and end at 10 pm in the evening.
You can take one round trip for one ticket of Rs 30. Also, ticketing is possible. Metro Bus contact number is (051) 111-222-627.
Metro Bus is not hiring for jobs at the time being, but vacancies do come up on their website.