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Peoples Bus Service benefitting over 100,000 commuters daily in Karachi, says Sharjeel

By Our Correspondent
March 19, 2024
Sindh Minister for Excise and Taxation, Transport, and Mass Transit, Sharjeel Inam Memon addresses media persons during a press conference in Karachi on, March 18, 2024. — PPI
Sindh Minister for Excise and Taxation, Transport, and Mass Transit, Sharjeel Inam Memon addresses media persons during a press conference in Karachi on, March 18, 2024. — PPI

The Sindh Peoples Bus Service has been benefitting 107,000 people in Karachi on a daily basis as it provides them a modern urban commuting service.

Sindh Senior Minister for Transport Sharjeel Memon said this while speaking at a press conference at the Archives Complex on Monday. He said the new Sindh government of the Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) stood fully committed to providing modern, comfortable and inexpensive mass transport facilities to residents of all the urban areas in the province.

He said the Sindh government would launch a modern bus service in Mirpurkhas city after the upcoming Eidul Fitr. Memon told media persons that the Sindh government would expand the service of pink buses in the city to facilitate female commuters.

He said the automated fare system would be launched on a trial basis on the buses of route number 1 and 9 of the Sindh Peoples Bus Service from April 18. He added that two more routes of electric buses in the city would be announced.

The transport minister said that he had been holding meetings almost every day with relevant officials to ensure the early completion of the corridor being built for the Red Line section of the bus rapid transit system in the city.

He informed media persons that the new Sindh government had been planning to procure 500 more buses to expand the Peoples Bus Service in the urban areas. He said that these new buses would facilitate the residents of different cities of the province.

He said the PPP’s Sindh government stood fully committed to providing state-of-the-art mass transit facilities to the commuters in the province with cheap fares to facilitate them amid massive inflation.

Memon, who also holds the portfolio of the provincial excise and taxation department said the Sindh government would launch a crackdown against narcotics across the province. He said the criminal elements who were involved in unlawful narcotics trade causing drug addiction among the children would be particularly targeted under the fresh drive that would be conducted in partnership with the parents.

Memon said the operation would continue till the elimination of the menace of narcotics in the province. He appealed to the concerned public to alert the government about the presence of drug dealers in their areas. He also appealed to the parents to keep a check on the activities of their children so to spare them from bad company.