LAHORE – Pakistan’s first double-decker tourist buses will be introduced by the Tourism Development Corporation of Punjab (TDCP) after 10th of Muharram.
Initially, the TDCP has imported two open roof-top double-decker Volvo buses from China, whereas three more buses will be imported in the second phase. Each bus can accommodate more than 60 passengers. The colourfully painted buses have been inscribed with a slogan “Lahore Lahore Ay (Lahore is Lahore)” along with pictures of the key tourist attractions in the city.
The vehicles are equipped with a sound system to guide the tourists about the city’s history and places of interest along the route. The first two terminals – one outside the Punjab Stadium and the second one on the Fort Road near the new Lahore Food Street – are almost completed.
Many foreign tourists have expressed their willingness to visit Pakistan after Brandon Stanton – the street photographer behind the celebrated Humans of New York project – offered a fresh perspective on Pakistan during his tour from the country’s Gilgit Baltistan region to the port city of Karachi in September.