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Karachi Red Bus Service Latest Routes & Fare Details – May 2024

Karachi Red Bus Service Latest Routes & Fare Details – May 2024

Karachi Red Bus Service Latest Routes & Fare Details – May 2024

Karachi Red Bus Service Latest Routes & Fare Details – May 2024

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  • The Sindh government launched the Peoples Bus Service (PBS) in Karachi, providing reliable public transportation.
  • The service includes red buses, white electric vehicles (EVs), and pink buses for female passengers.
  • In the second phase, the service will expand to 360 buses on ten routes.
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The Sindh Government introduced the essential Peoples Bus Service (PBS) in Karachi, offering a dependable public transportation option. The service includes Red Buses, White Electric Vehicles (EVs), and Pink Buses exclusively for female passengers. These buses operate on eight key routes, linking residential areas to industrial and commercial zones throughout the city.

Key Features of the Red Bus Service

  • Centralized Air-Conditioning: Ensures a comfortable ride for passengers.
  • Seating and Standing Capacity: Each bus can seat around 40 passengers and accommodate an additional 40 standing passengers.
  • Dedicated Spaces: Special sections for women and standing passengers.
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  • Fixed Fare: PKR 50 per person per ride, except for Route 9 which charges PKR 100 beyond Malir Halt.
Karachi Red Bus Service Latest Routes & Fare Details - May 2024

Karachi Red Bus Service Latest Routes & Fare Details – May 2024

Operational Routes and Details

Here are the specifics of the operational routes as of now:

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  1. Route 1: Model Colony to Dockyard (28 km)
  • Key Stops: Model Mor, Malir Halt, Nata Khan Bridge, Drigh Road Station, Karsaz, Nursery, FTC, Regent Plaza, Metropole, I.I.Chundrigar, Tower, Fisheries, Dockyard.
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  1. Route 2: North Karachi to Indus Hospital (30 km)
  • Key Stops: Nagan Chowrangi, Shafiq Morr, Sohrab Goth, NIPA, Johar Morr, COD, Drigh Road Station, Colony Gate, Shah Faisal Colony, Singer Chowrangi, and Landhi Road.
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  1. Route 3: Power House to Shaan Chowrangi (31 km)
  • Key Stops: UP Mor, Nagan Chowrangi, Sakhi Hasan, 5 Star Chowrangi, KDA Chowrangi, Nazimabad Eid Gah Ground, Liaquatabad 10 Number, Essa Nagri, Civic Centre, National Stadium, Karsaz, Nursery, FTC, Korangi Road, KPT Interchange.
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  1. Route 4: Power House to Tower (21 km)
  • Key Stops: UP Mor, Shafiq Mor, Sohrab Goth, Shahrah e Pakistan, Ayesha Manzil, Liaquatabad 10, Laloo Khait, Teen Hati, Jehangir Road, Numaish, Mobile Market, Urdu Bazar, Civil Hospital, City Court, Light House, Bolton Market, Tower.
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  1. Route 9: Gulshan e Hadeed to Tower (42 km)
  • Key Stops: Salah Uddin Ayubi Road, Allah Wali Chowrangi, National Highway 5, Steel Mill More, Port Bin Qasim More, Razzakabad, Abdullah Goth, Fast University, Quaidabad, Malir Halt, Colony Gate, Drigh Road Station, Karsaz, Nursery, FTC, Regent Plaza, Metropole, I.I.Chundrigar, Tower.
  • Special Fare: PKR 100 beyond Malir Halt.
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  1. Route 10: Numaish Chowrangi to Ibrahim Hyderi (28 km)
  • Key Stops: Numaish, Taj Complex, Capri Cinema, Mobile Market, Regal, Zainab Market, Frere Hall, PSO Head Office, DHA Phase 7, DHA Phase 6, Korangi Crossing, Indus Hospital, CBM University, PARCO, and Ibrahim Hyderi.
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  1. Route 11: Shireen Jinnah Colony to Miran Nakka Lyari (19 km)
  • Key Stops: Bilawal Chowrangi, Khadda Market, Gizri Road, Submarine Chowk, Eidgah Clifton, PIDC, Haji Camp, US Consulate General, M.T. Khan Road, Mauripur, Keamari, and Lyari.
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  1. Route 12: Khokrapar to Lucky Star Saddar (32 km)
  • Key Stops: Khokhrapar, Saudabad Chowrangi, RCD Ground, Kalaboard, Malir 15, Quaidabad, Dawood Chowrangi, Babar Market, Landhi Road, Nasir Jump, Indus Hospital, Korangi Crossing, Qayyumabad, Defence Mor, FTC, Lines Area, Army Public School, Lucky Star Saddar.
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Electric Vehicle Routes

Karachi Red Bus Service Latest Routes & Fare Details - May 2024

Karachi Red Bus Service Latest Routes & Fare Details – May 2024

Apart from the Red Buses, the PBS fleet also includes electric vehicles, providing a more environmentally friendly transportation choice.

  1. EV-1: CMH Malir Cantt to Dolmen Mall Clifton (28 km)
  2. EV-2: Bahria Town to Malir Halt (30 km)
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  4. EV-3: Malir Cantt Check Post 5 to Numaish (20 km)

All EV routes have a fixed fare of PKR 100 per ride.

Pink Buses for Women

Karachi Red Bus Service Latest Routes & Fare Details - May 2024

Karachi Red Bus Service Latest Routes & Fare Details – May 2024

The Pink Bus Service is dedicated solely to women, serving Routes R-1, R-2, and R-10 during peak hours. These buses offer a safe and comfortable travel experience for female passengers.

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Future Expansions

During the second phase, the service will grow to encompass a fleet of 360 buses operating on ten routes across Karachi, enhancing the city’s public transportation network.

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