The Sindh government has finally managed to bring hybrid buses under its public transport project after 14 years, ARY News reported on Wednesday.
Owais Shah has become the first provincial minister who managed to successfully execute a public transport project for the Sindh capital Karachi.
For the last 14 years, five transport ministers had announced projects, however, it could not be executed. The public transport project had been announced by the Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) minister Owais Qadir Shah.
The first shipment of more than 121 diesel-electric hybrid buses has been departed from two ports in China to Karachi.
The Sindh government has already established bus stops for the hybrid inter-city transport project in different parts of the metropolis.
Under the latest project, the hybrid buses will be run on more than 15 routes in the six districts of Karachi. According to Shah’s announcement, the Sindh Transport Department will purchase 240 modern buses for Karachi and 10 for Larkana.