Karachi: The Transport Department Sindh has taken an important initiative and decided to launch Pink People’s Bus Service reserved for women. The new bus service is being launched keeping in view the commuting problems of working women particularly. The decision to this effect has been taken in a meeting chaired by Information, Transport & Mass Transit Minister Sharjeel Inam Memon at his resident due to his health reasons.
Provincial Minister announced that Pink People’s Bus Service will be launched from February 1, and added that Model Colony, Shahrah-e-Faisal, to Tower route has been selected for the first route of Pink People’s Bus Service. He said that Pink Bus service will operate every 20 minutes in morning and evening during office hours, while it will operate after every hour during normal hours.
The provincial minister said that after launch of orange, red and white bus service in Karachi, now pink bus service is being started for women only. He said that Pakistan People’s Party is moving fast towards fulfilling its promises made with the people of Karachi. The meeting also reviewed the operations of People’s Bus Service in Sukkur, Larkana, Hyderabad and the launch of remaining Routes including route No. 4, 5, 6 and 7 in Karachi.
The provincial minister directed that the operations of the People’s Bus Service should be started in Sukkur by January 29.
He also directed the Managing Director Sindh Mass Transit Authority to visit the remaining routes of the People’s Bus Service in Karachi and inspect the ongoing repair work of the routes. He said that operations of people’s bus service bus should be started on routes 4, 5, 6 and 7 of Karachi as soon as possible, so that more and more citizens of Karachi should have access to modern public transport facility.
Secretary Transport Abdul Haleem Sheikh, Managing Director Sindh Mass Transit Authority Zubair Chana, Operations Manager NRTC Abdul Shakoor attended the meeting.