The government of Sindh has finalised an agreement with a Korean transport firm—Daewoo for introducing a new bus service in Karachi.
The project announcement was made by the Sindh Transport Minister—Syed Awais Qadir Shah, during a press conference on Saturday.
He informed that the Sindh government and the Daewoo bus service Managing Director—Sheharyar Chishti have inked a deal to introduce the project under which 1,000 buses would be launched in the city of lights.
As per the initial plans of the deal, buses under the new project would run on forty routes in Karachi, with each route being 10 to 15 kilometres long, and soon the project would also be taken to the other cities in the province.
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Initially, that is during the first phase of the project it has been decided that 60 buses would be launched in Karachi in 60 days.
After like 2 months, another fleet of 200 buses would be added, in the second phase of the project.
While briefing on the utility of the new bus service, Chishti said that all the buses operating under this project would be air-conditioned.
He further added that all the buses under this project would operate on CNG but would not stop their operations despite the CNG outages.
Transporters and other stakeholders of the province have been taken into complete confidence by the government of Sindh before the project was initiated. The transport minister also said that this project would not harm anyone.