RAWALPINDI: A double-decker bus service will begin in Rawalpindi and Islamabad next month to promote tourism.

The Tourism Development Corporation Punjab (TDCP) will operate the buses from Allama Iqbal Park, Shamsabad bringing tourists to Constitution Avenue via Shakarparian.

The Punjab chief minister’s Adviser on Horticulture and Tourism Asif Mehmood told Dawn that the government has decided to launch double-decker buses because it wants to promote the culture of the Potohar region.

Initially, one bus will be operated and local people can benefit from this plan as well, he added.

He said that he had contacted the Capital Development Authority to provide a terminal at Faisal Mosque and a no-objection certificate to run the buses.

The Parks and Horticulture Authority will also provide space at the Allama Iqbal Park on Double Road in Shamsabad for the terminal, Mr Mehmood said. The TDCP will bear all the expenditure, he added.

Published in Dawn, January 10th, 2020