The popular double-decker buses of the past will be again seen on roads of Rawalpindi Islamabad under the Tourism Development Corporation of Punjab (TDCP).
TDCP has finalized a plan to start double-decker buses from 14th August in the twin cities of Rawalpindi Islamabad. Two well-equipped and beautiful buses have been arranged and soon the bus service will be inaugurated. These two buses have been decorated keeping in view the Potohar culture and they will be for tourists.
The main stops of these buses will be Allama Iqbal Road, Double Road Shamsabad, the terminal of which is being prepared. Initially, the route of these buses will be all the important worth seeing points of two cities.
The double-decker buses will start from Allama Iqbal Park, Rawalpindi and reach the Shah Faisal Mosque which will be their last stop via, Faizabad, Shakarparian, Chand Tara, Pak China Center, Jasmine Garden, Lok Virsa, Pak Secretariat, Daman-e-Koh.
Then the buses will reach Alama Iqbal Park again via zero points. Asif Mahmood, Advisor to the Chief Minister Punjab on Tourism said that these double-decker buses will flourish the tourism activities in these two cities.
The fare will be lessor and online booking will be possible. Food items and cold drinks will also be served to the tourists during the ride.
With this new plan traveling in double-decker buses in Rawalpindi Islamabad will be invoked which continued from 1950 to 1975. The route back then was from Sadar Rawalpindi to Islamabad Secretariat via Murree Road. In 1975, GTS buses replaced these double-decker buses.
Although GTS buses were already on the route after the closure of double-decker buses, GTS dominated all the routes and now after 45 years, the news of starting the double-decker buses is welcoming news for the people of twin cities.