The government of Pakistan has inked an MoU with the ride-hailing service Airlift for the introduction of electric buses in Pakistan.
Under the Memorandum of Understanding, the company would be introducing the electric battery-powered buses in the country. Airlift would be offering the public transportation service initially in Lahore and Karachi. After these cities, the service would then be launched in other cities too.
The MoU was inked by the Minister for Science and Technology—Fawad Hussain Chaudhry and the CEO of Airlift—Syed Mehr Haider.
On the occasion, the CEO of Airlift said that they would become the leader of the battery buses for the public transport system of Pakistan. He also said that every airlift bus on the road is a replacement for ten regular buses.
Fawad Chaudhry said that these youngsters have perused this entrepreneurship idea and have managed to increase the funding for it. He said that he always encourages young people to focus more on entrepreneurship than looking for jobs.
Airlift labels itself as an alternative to Uber, Careem and other public transportation, permitting users to books rides on the premium quality buses and vans that have got fixed routes, shops and times in the cities like Lahore and Karachi. After logging in the users could reserve their seats by selecting their pickup and drop off locations or browsing the routes.