The University of Karachi has started a custom-built electric shuttle service to assist students conveniently move from within the campus.
According to reports, the university has assured that an electric shuttle service will be available at all campus gates, as well as a designated parking area for automobiles, in addition to the electric charging units.
The shuttle service was established four months after the MoU between KU and NTS Logistics was signed. According to the arrangement, NTS has given six to 23 passenger commuting vehicles to the university, with the quantity increasing in the future according to KU’s request.
Together with pupils, academic members and administrative personnel would be allowed to use the eco-friendly transport all through the day, with a standard price established for the ride.
The Memorandum of Understanding was signed in April 2021 at the VC Secretariat by KU Vice-Chancellor Professor Dr. Khalid Mahmood Iraqi and Chief Executive Officer NTS Logistics Muhammad Umer Nouman.
This will be Karachi’s second eco-friendly transportation service in the last few months. Earlier in April, Sindh Transport Minister Syed Owais Shah unveiled Pakistan’s first electric bus in the country’s capital city.
The bus service runs along the route that connects Tower and Sohrab Goth. The newly released electric bus has a price of PKR4/- for every 1km journey. In the first phase, the project was undertaken to cover 10 bus stations. The electric bus in question can carry 37 people at a time.