KARACHI: Sindh Transport Minister Owais Qadir Shah on Tuesday announced that In Four Months, 250 Hybrid Buses Will Reach Karachi,
In a statement issued here, the provincial minister said the department transport has received funds for the intra-city bus project, adding that the procedure to purchase 250 diesel hybrid buses has been completed.
“In the first phase of the project, the buses will operate on seven Karachi routes,” the minister shared.
According to Shah, the activities would be handled out of four bus depots.
He also mentioned that the Turkish public transportation firm sponsoring the bus project had paid a visit to the UP Morr bus depot.
Speaking about the Red Line BRT project, the minister stated that the project’s groundbreaking will take place shortly.
The acquisition of 250 hybrid buses for the Sindh Intra District People’s Bus Service was approved by the Sindh Cabinet last month.
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A report on the bus service project was delivered to a session of the provincial cabinet led by Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah.
These buses will run in Karachi, Hyderabad, Sukkur, Larkana, Mirpur Khas and Shaheed Benazirabad, the meeting was briefed.
Sindh government had allocated eight billion rupees for the project in fiscal year 2020-2021, while in 2021-2022 6.4 billion rupees have been earmarked, the cabinet informed.