Despite Federal Minister for Science and Technology Fawad Chaudhry’s claims of making the federal capital the first city to have environment friendly electric transport in Pakistan, his political rival Pakistan Peoples Party’s government in Sindh took the lead and launched the country’s first electric bus project in Karachi on Tuesday.
Sindh Minister for Transport Owais Qadir Shah inaugurated the project under public-private partnership. The electric bus will run from Tower to Sohrab Goth and the fare for one stop will be as low as Rs10. The project will begin with 10 bus stops. Sapphire Group’s bus has a capacity of 37 seats.
Addressing the inaugural ceremony, the provincial transport minister said that the electric bus would be run on a trial basis from Tower via MA Jinnah Road and Shahra-e –Pakistan to Sohrab Goth.