A test trial for the double-decker bus service was conducted recently in Rawalpindi and Islamabad.

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

Asif Mehmood, an adviser to the Punjab chief minister on horticulture and tourism along with PTI MPAs Farah Agha, Gull Zaiba, and students visited Rawalpindi and Islamabad via the bus.

Mr. Mehmood told Dawn that the government decided to launch double-decker buses because it wants to promote the culture of the Potohar region.

`Initially, two buses will be operated and local people can benefit from this plan as well. On Independence Day, the test trial was conducted. However, the formal inauguration is expected next week as the bus station in Islamabad is not yet completed,` he added.

The Parks and Horticulture Authority has provided space at the double road in Shamsabad for the terminal.

The Tourism Development Corporation Punjab will bear all expenditure.