Sindh government has made an agreement with Daewoo Pakistan Express Bus Service Ltd to launch 200 new public buses in Karachi.
14 new routes have been approved by the Regional Transport Authority (RTA) Secretary Nazar Shahani on which the buses will be functional.
In a meeting held at the Commissioner House in Karachi, these routes were finalized. The meeting was attended by different representatives of the RTA, commissioners, traffic bureau and traffic police.
The routes approved are from
- Landhi Babar Market to Baldia
- Surjani Town to Korangi
- Quaidabad to Surjani Town
- Gulshan-e-Maymar to Tower
- Landhi to Lea Market
- Gulshan-e-Hadeed to Lucky Star
- Landhi’s Bhains Colony to Saddar
- Malir Cantt to Tower
- Malir Khokrapar to Tower
- North Karachi to Tower
- Shah Faisal Colony to Fisheries (Dockyard)
- Taiser Town to Dockyard
- Taiser Town to Fisheries
- Dawood Chowrangi (roundabout) to Tower
The public buses will be introduced in phases. In the first phase, by the end of 2019, 20 to 25 buses will be operational.
The Sindh government and service provider has to decide the fare of the buses. Also, Shahani said that the Daewoo Pakistan Express Bus Service Limited will ensure the repair and maintenance of the buses.