KARACHI: The Sindh government on Tuesday introduced electric bus for the first time in Karachi. The bus was inaugurated by Sindh Transport Minister Owais Qadir Shah.
The minister said the buses would be fully electric and would not need to run on fuel. It should be noted that electric buses draw electricity from the power grid and store it in batteries.
According to a report, the minister said, “The provincial government plans to increase the number of buses every month Geo TV.
He added that the work that the government should have done in 2017 to develop the transport sector in the province was insufficient.
Owais Qadir Shah announced, “The Sindh government will soon issue tenders for 250 new buses. Meanwhile, he said that 100 buses will be introduced in Karachi in the near future.”
“Passengers will have to pay Rs 4 per km to travel in electric buses,” he said. “Initially, the electric bus will run on the route connecting the tower to Sohrab Goth.”
Federal Minister for Science and Technology Fawad Chaudhry praised the Sindh government’s move, saying the move to include the electric bus in the Karachi commuter system was a “significant step”.
“The Ministry of Science and Technology is completely behind the Sindh government in terms of this future. It is hoped that Punjab and KP [will] Take it too [the] That’s the way it is, ASAP, “Chaudhry wrote on Twitter.
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