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Metro bus resumption between the twin cities of Pakistan:
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Metro bus resumption between the twin cities of Pakistan: 

Metro bus resumption between Rawalpindi and Islamabad. After 5 months of lockdown, the metro bus service between the twin cities of Islamabad and Rawalpindi resumed on Wednesday.
However, fee people who used to regularly frequent the service we’re able to avail it on Wednesday while strictly observing health guidelines.

Only 15,000 passengers commuted on the Metro Bus Service (MBS) between the Islamabad and Rawalpindi cities on Wednesday due to the restrictions imposed to stop the spread of the deadly coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic disease.


Metro bus service Strict SOPS should during travel :

After announcing the resumption of the metro bus service, the MBS authorities had elaborate strict Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) for preventing the spread of the coronavirus while using the service.

Each passenger must wear face masks and should maintain social distancing.
Distance circles marks have been designed at all terminals while sanitizers have also been placed at different locations. Banners list with precautionary guidelines has been installed throughout the station.

metro bus resumption between the twin cities. However, the metro bus authority claimed that every passenger would be sanitized before they got into the bus.
Since March the whole country was under lockdown. The Pakistan government has now opened restaurants dine-in, picnic spots gyms and recreational areas. However, the MBS service had been closed since March. Because the government imposed a lockdown to curb the spread of the coronavirus pandemic outbreak. The service faced a crucial time during the lockdown period. The service staff of the metro bus faced a 25 percent pay cut as the authority suffered losses.

The officials and administration directive special standard operating procedures (SOPs) for the passengers and the staff.
Authority Manager told that PMA had started fumigating all metro buses and stations to avoid the spread of COVID -19.
He further explains that every metro bus will be fumigated after completing the route from Islamabad to Rawalpindi.


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