Sindh’s Minister for Transport Syed Awais Qadir Shah told the media on Tuesday that the provincial transport department has been granted funds to launch diesel and electricity-powered hybrid buses for public transport in six cities.
He stated that the department will import 250 buses to traverse various routes in Karachi, Hyderabad, Sukkur, Larkana, Mirpurkhas, and Shaheed Benazirabad.
Minister Shah explained that the buses will initially be introduced only in Karachi under a joint effort of the National Radio & Telecommunication Corporation and a Turkish company. A delegation from the Turkish company examined the proposed routes and bus depot at UP Morr in Karachi to ensure its favorability and give feedback on the project.
He disclosed that the project entails the establishment of four bus depots and 300 bus stops across the provincial capital and that the buses will reach it within the next four months.
The minister highlighted that the department is working on the swift development of other projects such as the Orange Line and the Red Line Bus Rapid Transit services besides the intra-city commuter bus service.