Sindh Minister for Transportation Awais Shah has revealed that the first batch of 250 prototype buses for the provincial government’s Peoples’ Bus Service project is ready to arrive in Karachi by next month.
Prototype buses to benefit the residents of Karachi
A Chinese company, Higer has developed 250 hybrid buses, which are already tested and ready to be dispatched. The first shipment of 50 buses by the end of January 2022. The cabinet had said that these buses would run in Karachi, Mirpur Khas, Sukkur, Larkana, Shaheed Benazirabad, and Hyderabad.
Hello People of #Sindh, Pakistan.
Higer is proud to announce that prototype bus for #Sindh Government project is ready and successfully tested.
The first batch of the buses will be dispatched after the Spring Festival.
Higer promises the quality to Sindh.
Thank you. pic.twitter.com/ROeIg2vc7J
— Higer Bus Co., Ltd. (@Higer_Bus) January 27, 2022
The Sindh Mass Transit Authority stated; “The wait is over. The buses for Karachi and Larkana are ready & successfully tested. We promise to deliver a first-class transport system for the people of Sindh.” Previously, Administrator Karachi, Murtaza Wahab also stated that the bus project would be operational shortly to benefit the Karachi residents. The transport ministry said that in the past such projects had been delayed due to unavailability of funds but this time the financial requirement for the bus project had already been met.
The buses will operate in phases
In the initial phase, these buses will run on a 29.5-kilometer route between Model Colony and Tower and a 33-kilometer route between Nagan Chowrangi and Singer Chowrangi, a bus terminal will also be built at UP Mor on a 6.7-acre patch of land. In the second phase, 200 buses would ply on six different Karachi routes and one in Larkana, covering a total distance of 10.3 kilometers. The Sindh Transport Department had worked hard to execute the project to ensure the buses would start their operation in a timely manner.
Source: ARY News