Punjab Government’s Latest Initiative to Electrify Public Transport

Punjab Government’s Latest Initiative to Electrify Public Transport

Punjab Government’s Latest Initiative to Electrify Public Transport

Punjab Government’s Latest Initiative to Electrify Public Transport

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The Punjab government is enchanting a major step to advance public transport and promote green technology by launching electric buses in Lahore. By the end of this year, at least 27 electric buses will start operating on Lahore’s roads. This change aims to provide a more comfortable and eco-friendly travel for daily travelers while dropping the city’s carbon footprint.

In a recent Punjab Assembly session, the minister highlighted that these electric buses are part of broader efforts to combat pollution and improve public transport. Moreover, the government plans to launch hybrid buses in other districts, promoting local travelers across the province.

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The minister also mentioned that over 200 feeder service buses in Lahore are currently receiving subsidies, which help around one million commuters daily. This subsidy supports the mass transit service, making it more affordable and accessible for the city’s residents.

However, not everyone is pleased with the government’s focus on Lahore. Opposition MPA Mushtaq Ahmed criticized the administration for prioritizing Lahore over smaller towns. He argued that the Provincial Finance Award’s funds are primarily spent on Lahore, causing a feeling of neglect among residents of other towns.

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Despite the criticism, the introduction of electric and hybrid buses marks a positive step towards sustainable public transport in Punjab. It reflects the government’s commitment to adopting green technology and improving the daily commute for its citizens.

Electric Buses in Islamabad

Earlier in this January, the federal government announced to make public transport electric in Islamabad. A Chinese company rolled out the first fleet of electric buses, signaling a significant leap towards a cleaner and greener future. The unveiling ceremony, attended by Pakistani authorities, highlighted the collaborative efforts aimed at modernizing public transportation in the capital city.

With the approval in place, the CDA announced the imminent deployment of 30 state-of-the-art electric buses, with plans for a total of 160 such buses, as part of their commitment to an eco-friendlier public transportation system.

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