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Pakistan’s ‘first-ever’ electric bus to hit the road in Karachi

On Friday, Sharjeel Inam Memon, Pakistan’s minister of information and transportation, announced the first-ever electric bus service in Karachi.

At Clock Tower, Seaview, the Transportation Minister, Syed Nasir Hussain Shah of Sindh’s Local Government, and Saeed Ghani of Sindh’s Labour Ministry launched the Peoples Electric Bus Service.

The provincial minister rode the bus and checked out all of its features at the launch event.

When addressing the press, he also stated that the eco-friendly bus service would begin operating as of today.

The minister explained that the buses would reduce pollution while providing citizens with affordable transportation. “These buses, which run entirely on stored battery, are of European standard and will not spread any kind of pollution,” the minister said.

Tank Chowk in Malir Cantt to the Clock Tower roundabout in Seaview via the Khayaban-e-Ittehad road, as described by Memon.

This bus, the minister added, can also be used by people heading to the airport. According to Memon, a private taxi ride to the airport typically costs around Rs1,500. In any case, “you can travel to the airport in the EV bus service for only Rs50.”

At the press conference, Memon thanked the Civil Aviation Authority for approving the bus service’s access to the airport.

He also added that city residents were ultimately responsible for maintaining the electric bus service. We need to collaborate to address the city’s traffic, environmental pollution, and other issues, as [the service] is owned by these people.

Because of its importance as Pakistan’s economic hub, Memon noted that the Sindh government was devoting extra resources to Karachi’s development projects and praised the PPP’s leadership.