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Pakistan’s ‘first-ever’ electric bus to hit the road in Karachi

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KARACHI: Information and Transport Minister Sharjeel Inam Memon Friday announced the launch of Pakistan’s first-ever electric bus service in Karachi.

The transport minister inaugurated the Peoples Electric Bus Service along with Sindh Local Government Minister Syed Nasir Hussain Shah and Sindh Labour Minister Saeed Ghani at Clock Tower, Seaview.

At the inauguration ceremony, the provincial minister travelled in the bus and reviewed its facilities.

Speaking to the media, he also announced that the environment-friendly bus service would be functional from today.

“These buses, which run entirely on stored battery, are of European standard and will not spread any kind of pollution,” said the minister, adding that along with reducing pollution, the buses would allow travel facilities to citizens at low fares.

Describing the route, Memon said the bus would be travelling from Tank Chowk, Malir Cantt to the Clock Tower roundabout, Seaview via the Khayaban-e-Ittehad road.

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