KARACHI: The Sindh transport department has announced that it will ban outdated buses from plying in Karachi once mass transit projects are completed.
Sharjeel Inam Memon, who serves as both the Sindh Information Minister and the transport and mass transit department portfolio holder, made this announcement in a statement.
In a statement, Memon went on to say that the provincial government had made this decision clear to the representative associations of the operators of public transport services in the city.
“Thousands of buses are being brought to Karachi for which talks have been held with China and Turkey,” he said. He further said that the People’s Bus Service would begin in Karachi in the current month.
He stated that the Red Line project in collaboration with the Asian Development Bank is underway, and that a proposal for the Blue Line project has been submitted.
Sharjeel Memon has announced that the Orange Line BRT project is nearing completion, with a launch date set for the end of June.
Sindh Information Minister Sharjeel Memon had set a May 30 deadline for the completion of the project.
The Orange Line bus project was launched by former Sindh chief minister Syed Qaim Ali Shah in June 2016 to facilitate about 50,000 residents of Orangi Town.
The Orange Line bus project will cover a distance of four kilometers from the Orangi Municipal Office to Matriculation Board Chowrangi. A total of 20 buses would run under this system.
Sindh Transport department is going to start the technical test drive of People’s Bus Service Intra city in karachi. After few days of test drive Government will formally launch this service for public.