Memon inspects newly arrived buses at Karachi port

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Karachi: Provincial Minister for Information, Transport and Mass Transit Sharjeel Inam Memon reached Karachi Port on Thursday, accompanied by Provincial Minister for Labor Saeed Ghani and inspected newly arrived buses from China. Secretary Transport Abdul Haleem Shaikh, MD Sindh Mass Transit Authority Cap.(R) Altaf Hussain Sario , Project Director National Transmission Company Sohaib Shafiq and others were also present.
On this occasion, the Provincial Minister Sharjeel Inam Memon congratulated the Karachiites on the arrival of first fleet of public transport buses and added that the buses started to arrive in Karachi under the initiative of Sindh government.
The first fleet of 49 Sindh People’s Intra District Bus Service has arrived out of total 240 in the first phase of the project, more buses will arrive next week, the full fleet of people’s bus service will arrive by June 20. He added that complete fleet consisting of 20 buses of Abdul Sattar Edhi (Orange Line) fleet have also reached Karachi. He anoounced that the People’s Intra District Bus Service will be launched soon , while buses of orange line will start plying on route as soon as it’s civil work is completed.
Sharjeel Memon said that PPP Sindh government will soon resolve the long standing issue of public transport of Karachi . He added that all this happened because of special interest of Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari, President Asif Ali Zardari and efforts of Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah and former Transport Minister Syed Owais Shah.’
This will not stop here, the number of buses will increase to thousands,’ he added. Sharjeel Memon said that the citizens of Karachi will have access to modern , safe and comfortable public transport facility once these BRT projects completed.
The Minister was of view that major intervention in public transport is not limited to Karachi, mega transport schemes are being introduced in rural and urban areas of the province. In a few years, best transport infrastructure will be completed in the province to facilitate the commuters.
Provincial Minister for labour Saeed Ghani also extended congratulations to the citizens of Karachi saying that the BRT projects were delayed for long time , Thanks God the buses have reached Karachi port and will soon be seen plying on city roads. The provincial labor minister urged the citizens of Karachi to consider these buses as their own property and protect them like their own assets so that buses could be maintained in better way .

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