Sindh government has decided to launch a new bus service in Karachi. An agreement has been signed with Daewoo, a Korean transport company, to this effect.
Provincial Transport Minister Syed Awais Qadir Shah announced the project during a press conference. He said that the Sindh government has signed a contract with Daewoo bus service’s Managing Director, Shehryar Chishti, to launch a bus service that will introduce 1000 buses in Karachi.
In the initial phase, there will be 40 bus routes, each 10 to 15 kilometers long. Later, the project will extend to other cities of the province as well.
The first phase will launch 60 buses in the metropolis in 60 days. Another 200 will be inducted in the fleet after two months during the second phase of the project.
Daewoo’s MD revealed that all the buses under this project will come with air conditioning. The transport minister added that these buses will run on CNG, however, the service will not be stopped during CNG outages.
The provincial government has also taken transporters and the other stakeholders onboard. The minister added that the project will not impact anyone.
The transport minister of Sindh originally announced the launch of a bus service in February during the session of the provincial assembly. He also asked for quotations from investors for a bus service comprising 200 buses with 10-route-coverage in Karachi.