Peoples Bus Service to be launched in Larkana on June 21

Peoples Bus Service to be launched in Larkana on June 21

Peoples Bus Service to be launched in Larkana on June 21

Peoples Bus Service would be inaugurated in Larkana.

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KARACHI: The Peoples Bus Service would be inaugurated in Larkana on June 21 as ten buses have reached the city.

The transport service will be launched on the occasion of the birth anniversary of slain PPP chairperson and former prime minister Benazir Bhutto in Larkana.

Pakistan Peoples Party Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari will inaugurate the service. He is also scheduled to host a massive political gathering in the city.

Deputy Commissioner Larkana said ten luxury buses will be used for the inaugural phase of the People’s Bus Service in Larkana.

The buses will operate on a 10.3-kilometre route starting from Larkana Bus Terminal to Larkana Junction Via Indus Highway.

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A total of 140 buses were procured for the service, out of 130 will be used for Karachi. The Peoples Bus Service service will be commercially launched in Karachi on June 22, 2022.

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Earlier this month, the Sindh government conducted the test run of the buses imported from China which successfully completed over 29-kilometre journey in Karachi. The trial was done head of the commercial launch of the first of seven routes of the service.

Sindh Minister for Information, Transport and Mass Transit Sharjeel Inam Memon along with his colleagues Saeed Ghani and Waqar Mehdi took a ride from Model Colony on Sharah-e-Faisal that ended at Avari Tower completing the travel in little less than an hour.

He said under the Peoples’ Bus Service project, the Sindh government is set to ply 240 buses on seven different routes of Karachi.

Memon had said that 140 have arrived and the consignment of the rest of the vehicles is expected to arrive soon. Among these 240 buses, 140 buses would be running in Karachi while the remaining 10 buses would run in Larkana.

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After more than 14 years of its rule, the PPP government in Sindh has managed to display some success in its civic administration. The decision also comes ahead of the local government elections in the province.

 

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