The Sindh government revealed on Sunday that it was introducing a new bus service in the city that would use an electric fleet of cars that were “totally environmentally friendly.”
Sharjeel Inam Memon, the minister of Sindh’s information and transportation, posted a brief description of the new program on social media.
“The government of Sindh’s department of transportation will launch a new bus service in Karachi. These are the first entirely eco-friendly electrical automobiles in Pakistan. We will begin the test drive in the city starting tomorrow,” he tweeted.
The Pakistan Peoples Party government unveiled a brand-new plan as it simultaneously launched two new Peoples Bus Service lines and continuing transportation projects. However, given that a similar project failed to succeed last year, there are still concerns about the sustainability of electric buses.
The Sindh government in March 2021 took a similar initiative and launched the country’s first electric bus project in Karachi with a promise that by the end of the year, the number of these environment-friendly vehicles would rise to 100,” said a source privy to the details.
“The electric bus was launched to run from Tower to Sohrab Goth and the fare for one-stop was fixed as low as Rs10. However, it didn’t prove sustainable and the only route launched came to a close,” the source said.