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Electric bus service in Karachi officially launched

The Sindh government revealed on Sunday that it was introducing a new bus service in the city that would use an electric fleet of cars that were “totally environmentally friendly.”

Sharjeel Inam Memon, the minister of Sindh’s information and transportation, posted a brief description of the new program on social media.

“The government of Sindh’s transportation department will launch a new bus service in Karachi. These are the first entirely eco-friendly electrical automobiles in Pakistan. We will begin the test drive in the city starting tomorrow,” he tweeted.

The Pakistan Peoples Party government unveiled a brand-new plan as it simultaneously launched two new Peoples Bus Service lines and continuing transportation projects.

However, given that a similar project failed to succeed last year, there are still concerns about the viability of electric buses.

According to a source with knowledge of the situation, “the Sindh government took a similar initiative in March 2021 and started the nation’s first electric bus project in Karachi with a promise that by the end of the year, the number of these eco-friendly vehicles will climb to 100.”

“The electric bus was introduced to travel between Tower and Sohrab Goth, and the fare was set at just Rs. 10 for one stop. But it didn’t prove to be enduring, and the only route launched was closed”.

Neha Ayub
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