The World Bank has thrown its support behind the Capital Development Authority (CDA) in a significant boost for its forthcoming intra-city bus service. This endorsement includes crucial technical assistance, marking a pivotal moment for the future of public transportation in the federal capital.
In anticipation of the new bus service, the CDA is set to receive a fleet of 30 buses from China next month, out of a total of 160. This strategic move aims to enhance the efficiency and accessibility of public transportation within the city.
To ensure the seamless operation of the intra-city buses, the CDA is leaving no stone unturned in its preparations. Three depots, including a major one at Zero Point, are in the pipeline. These depots are essential infrastructural components that will play a crucial role in supporting the expanding bus service.
In its efforts, the CDA opted for open tendering after receiving no interest from government-owned companies in the contract bidding for the Zero Point depot. Despite extending invitations to five prominent government companies, including National Logistics Cell and Frontier Work Organisation, none expressed interest in taking up the project.
This decision underscores the CDA’s commitment to transparency and efficiency in the development of the intra-city bus service. With the World Bank’s backing and these strategic preparations, the CDA is poised to bring a transformative change to public transportation in the federal capital.