After the completion of mass transit projects in Karachi, old and outdated buses will not be allowed to operate on the roads, according to Sindh Minister for Information, Transport, and Mass Transit Sharjeel Inam Memon.
“This message was conveyed to representative bodies of transporters in a meeting,” Memnon said at a press conference at Sindh Archives Department.
He went on to say that he had offered carriers the opportunity to invest in the transportation sector and bring modern buses or join a consortium in this regard to get the necessary funds and that the Sindh government would provide them with the necessary facilities, including subsidies.
He stated that tens of thousands of buses would be delivered to Karachi and that talks with three nations, including China and Turkey, had taken place.
Companies from the aforementioned countries have been asked to set up production facilities in Sindh for public transportation.
“Our first aim is to promote Pakistan’s public transportation industry, which will create jobs while also improving the local mass transportation sector,” Memnon said.
The test drive of Sindh People’s Intra District Bus Service began the other day, according to the Provincial Minister.
In Karachi and Larkana, the People’s Bus Service will begin operations this month.
He also mentioned that the Abdul Sattar Edhi Orange Line would be open to the public in June.
This will not end here, he said, adding that work on the BRT Red Line project, which is being sponsored by the Asian Development Bank, is also being accelerated, and that a proposal on the BRT Blue Line has also been received.
According to Sharjeel Memon, public transportation projects are being implemented in Sindh.
Our next stop will be Hyderabad, where state-of-the-art BRTs will be deployed as soon as the necessary documentation is completed.