KARACHI: The city administration has approved the running of 200 air-conditioned buses on 14 different routes in the city.
An agreement was signed by the Sindh Transport Ministry with a large private bus service provider, which in turn would translate into the running of 1,000 buses in the provincial capital in the next few months.
While presiding over a meeting of the Regional Transport Authority board, Commissioner Iftikhar Shallwani informed about the first phase of the plan, in which the first fleet of buses would be run in Karachi within the next two months.
As per official sources, the RTA will finalise the routes after consultation with all stakeholders. The routes allowed by the RTA board included Landhi (Babar Market) to Baldia, Surjani Town to Korangi, Landhi (Quaidabad) to Surjani, Gulshan-i-Maymar to Tower, Landhi to Lea Market, Gulshan-i-Hadeed to Lucky Star, Landhi (Bhains Colony) to Sadder, Malir Cantt to Tower, Malir Khokhrapar to Tower, North Karachi 7D to Tower, Shah Faisal Colony to Fisheries, LERP Colony to Dockyard, Taiser Town to Fisheries and Dawood Chowrangi to Tower.
Running on CNG, the buses will cater to the city’s 40 routes, each route no longer than 15 kilometres.
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