Punjab Transport Department is planning to launch women-only buses. Punjab aims to provide safe, secure and comfortable traveling facilities to women. Thus buses dedicated only for women will be introduced.
According to the Punjab Transport Minister, Jahanzeb Khan Kachi, these buses will be driven by women as well. Furthermore, he said that quite soon the Punjab Transport Department will launch the buses that will cater just to women, specifically working women and female students.
Women make more than half of the total population, thus social development is not possible unless women are given basic facilities, as per Kachi.
He also said that C-category bus stands will be improved and policy will be implemented by the department to provide waiting areas, toilets and safe drinking water at the bus stations for the travelers. These steps will especially be taken to provide ease to the women and children.
It is pertinent to mention here that the Sindh government has made an agreement with Daewoo Pakistan Express Bus Service Ltd to launch 200 new public buses in Karachi. Regional Transport Authority (RTA) Secretary Nazar Shahani said that14 new routes have been approved on which the buses will be functional.
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