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Pakistan’s first electric bus service starts

Sindh Information and Transport Minister Sharjeel Inam Memon on Friday launched Pakistan’s first electric bus service in Karachi.

Talking to the media persons after inaugurating the bus service, Sharjeeel Inam Memon said environment-friendly Peoples Electric Bus service would start from Tank Chowk Malir Cantt to Clock Tower Roundabout, Sea View Defence using Khayaban e Ittihad,” he said, adding that the airport passengers can also avail this service. “The fares for these buses have been set at Rs 50,” he said, adding that electric buses had more than 30 seats including designated seats for differently-abled persons. He said that the in first phases 10 eco-friendly electric vehicles would play on route one from Airport to Clock Tower.

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Sharjeel Memon said that a solar system was also installed for the charging of the buses. Each bus would complete a journey of 240 kilometers after one-time charging, he added. In his Twitter message, Sharjeel Memon said that Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) led Sindh government was always focused on development, progress, and prosperity. In November last year, Memon announced that the transport department of the Sindh government will start a new bus service in Karachi.

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