Sindh Transport Minister, Syed Awais Qadir Shah, inaugurated electric buses in Karachi, the first-ever electric bus service in Pakistan.
While addressing the launch ceremony, the minister promised to add a fleet of 100 buses in the near future. He said that electric buses would initially operate from Karachi Tower to Sohrab Goth at a fare of Rs. 4 per kilometer.
Inaugrated the first electric bus for Karachi. We will be adding a fleet of 100 electric buses for Karachi in near future. InshAllah !! pic.twitter.com/Nzcqlt2e4r
— Syed Awais Shah (@awais_shah01) March 30, 2021
Awais Qadir said that the induction of electric buses would help control the transport problem and pollution in the city.
Federal Minister for Science and Technology, Chaudhry Fawad Hussain, took to Twitter to felicitate the Sindh government on the development.
Want to congratulate Sindh Govt specially @MuradAliShahPPP and ministry of transport on their remarkable step to add electric bus in Karachi Commuters system,@MinistryofST is fully behind Sind Govt in this futuristic approach hope Punjab and KP ll also take same route ASAP
— Ch Fawad Hussain (@fawadchaudhry) March 30, 2021
The minister assured full support of the IT ministry to the Sindh governmemt in this regard and hoped that Punjab and KP would also take the same route.
“We would suggest this project to the Sindh government through the governor,” the minister said, adding he would also meet Sindh Chief Minister, Murad Ali Shah, in the next visit to Karachi and request him to switch the public transport in Karachi to electricity.