First electric bus hits Karachi roads

KARACHI – In a first, Sindh Transport Minister and Pakistan People’s Party leader Syed Owais Shah inaugurated the country’s first electric bus in Sindh capital.

Shah, while speaking at the inauguration ceremony, announced that the fare of the electric buses would Rs4 per kilometer. The one of its kind of mass transport service will be operated from Karachi Tower to Sohrab Goth.

The provincial minister further vowed to add a fleet of 100 buses in the near future. The induction of electric buses would also help control the transport problem and pollution in the metropolitan city, he further added.

Following the eco-friendly project in Pakistan, Federal Minister for Science and Technology, Chaudhry Fawad Hussain took to his Twitter handle where he felicitates the Sindh government.

Chaudhry in his tweet also assured full support of the Information Tech. ministry to the provincial governments in this regard. He also expressed wish that Punjab and KP would follow the path.

Last year in December, Pakistan has informed the world that the south Asian country is working on a plan to cut at least 30 percent of the gas guzzlers vehicles. The federal government had also approved the country’s first Electric Vehicle Policy.

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