Multan Metrobus System

Multan is the 3rd largest city in the Punjab. According to census report of 1998, the population of Multan was 1,197,384 which increased to 1,766,830 in 2014 at an average annual growth rate of 2.60%.

Multan has enormous intracity and intercity movement of persons through conventional transportation modes. The road network is sharing the major load and is overburdened, thus causing numerous problems to the residents of Multan such as congestion, traffic accidents, environmental degradation, economic losses etc. These problems increased due to limited right of way and inefficient Public Transportation System.

In order to overcome growing congestion problems, the Government of Punjab has decided to revamp the public transport sector in Multan. The Punjab Masstransit Authority engaged a consultant in 2014 for Transport Modeling and Feasibility Study of mass transit systems in Multan. The consultants prepared long term mass transit network for Multan and prepared Feasibility Study for Priority-I i.e. Red Line. The Red Line is Bus Rapid Transit corridor and being operated as Multan Metrobus System (MMBS).

The Multan Metrobus System has the following main features:

  • Two Lane - Limited Access Corridor with Passing Lane at Stations

  • Bahuddin Zakaria University (BZU) to Chowk Kumaharan (18.5 km)

  • 21 Stations (one center platforms each with two docking bays and level boarding, 7 at-grade and 14 elevated stations)

  • Platform Sliding Doors

  • Elevators & Escalators

  • Portion from Northren Bypass to BCG Chowk and Vehari Chowk to Jinnah Park is Elevated (12.5 kms)

  • Automated Fare Collection System with off Board Ticketing

  • Bus Scheduling System

  • Vehicle Location System

  • Passenger Information System

  • 35 Articulated Air Conditioned Buses

The Multan Metrobus System was inaugrated on January 24, 2017.