The Sindh government aims to launch a new transport project in Karachi with 250 diesel-electric hybrid buses that are scheduled to arrive in the city in the next four months, announced Sindh Transport Minister, Owais Qadir Shah.

As per the minister’s statement, the transport department has received the required funds to launch the intra-city bus project, while the procedure to purchase the hybrid buses has already been completed.

The Sindh Cabinet, had last month, approved the purchase of 250 hybrid buses for Sindh Intra District People’s Bus Service. The bus transport system will operate in Karachi, Hyderabad, Sukkur, Larkana, Mirpur Khas and Shaheed Benazirabad, a cabinet meeting under the chairmanship of Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah was earlier briefed.

 

Sindh government had allocated 8 billion rupees for the project in fiscal year 2020-2021, while in 2021-2022, 6.4 billion rupees have been earmarked, the cabinet informed.

“In the first phase of the project, the buses will operate on seven Karachi routes,” the minister shared, adding that four bus depots will be allotted to run the operations.

Shah also informed that the Turkish public transport company which is helping Sindh in launching the project had visited the bus depot at UP Morr.

Regarding the Red Line BRT project, the minister said the groundbreaking of the project will be performed soon.

From : pk.mashable.com

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