KARACHI: The PPP-led Sindh government is all set to launch the Peoples Bus Service in Karachi from June 27 (Monday), ARY News reported.
This was announced by Sindh Transport Minister Sharjeel Inam Memon. “Alhamdulillah Peoples Bus Service will start operation in Karachi on Monday,” he wrote.
Alhamdulillah “Peoples Bus Service” will start their operation in karachi for the public on Monday. Inshallah pic.twitter.com/8lBrpz4EP9
— Sharjeel Inam Memon (@sharjeelinam) June 24, 2022
Taking to Twitter, Karachi Administrator Murtaza Wahab further shared that a total of 240 buses have been procured by Sindh government for Karachi in the first phase.
Happy to share & inform that Peoples Bus Service will start its operations in #Karachi from coming Monday. A total of 240 new buses have been procured by #SindhGovt for Karachi in the 1st phase #KarachiWorks pic.twitter.com/KKKlIkWcC6
— Murtaza Wahab Siddiqui (@murtazawahab1) June 24, 2022
The bus service was originally planned to start service in the port city this week but its inauguration was postponed due to rain forecast by Pakistan Metrological Department (PMD).
— Sindh Information Department (@sindhinfodepart) June 24, 2022
Pakistan Peoples Party Chairman and Foreign Minister Bilawal Bhutto Zardari is likely to perform the inauguration of bus service in the port city. Earlier, he launched the same transport service in Larkana this week.
Under the Peoples’ Bus Service project, the Sindh government is set to play 240 buses on seven different routes of the metropolis.
In first phase, the buses will initially operate on Route 1 (29.5 KMs – Model Colony to Tower) via Malir Halt, Nata Khan bridge, Drig road, PAF Base, Laal Kothi, Karsaz, Nursery, FTC, Regent Plaza, JPMC, Cantt Station, Metropole, Regal Chowk and Aram Bagh.