Karachi is ready to get a new fleet of bus prototypes

KARACHI: Karachi’s decades-old public transport problem is inching towards some form of mitigation as Sindh Transport Minister Awais Shah revealed that the first batch of bus prototypes for the Service project The provincial government’s People’s Bus Station is ready to reach the metropolis.

250 hybrid buses manufactured by a Chinese company for the People’s Bus Service project for Karachi and other districts in Sindh province.

According to a post shared on Twitter by the company, the prototype buses are ready and successfully tested. The buses will arrive in Karachi next month.

“Higer is proud to announce that the prototype bus for the Sindh government project is ready and successfully tested. The first batch of buses will be shipped after the Chinese spring festival.’

In another post, the Sindh Mass Transit Authority said the buses for Karachi and Larkana are ready and successfully tested.

“The wait is over. The buses for Karachi and Larkana are ready and successfully tested. We promise to offer a first-class transportation system for the people of Sindh.”

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Earlier, Murtaza Wahab had said that the bus project will go into operation very soon and will bring peace of mind to the people of Karachi.

250 electric buses

Sindh Transport Minister Syed Awais Qadir Shah said the new supply of public transport vehicles would come from the national defense organization, the National Radio and Telecommunications Corporation (NRTC), which would make the first shipment of 50 buses to end of January 2022.

These buses will initially operate on a 29.5 kilometer route from Model Colony to Tower and on a 33 kilometer route from Nagan Chowrangi to Singer Chowrangi.

A bus depot would be established near UP Mor in an area of ​​6.7 acres, and in the second phase, 200 buses would run on six different routes from Karachi and one from Larkana, covering an area of ​​10.3 km.

The Sindh Cabinet approved in September the purchase of 250 hybrid buses for the Sindh Intercity Popular Bus Service.

These buses will circulate in karachi, Hyderabad, Sukkur, Larkana, Mirpur Khas and Shaheed Benazirabad, the meeting was reported, the cabinet said.

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