After launching buses dedicated for women, Sindh govt to introduce pink taxis

Women on a pink bus after the inauguration ceremony in Karachi on February 1, 2023. – online

Information Minister Sharjeel Inam Memon announced on Thursday that after the pink bus service, the Sindh government is going to start a “pink taxi service” consisting of electric cars for the convenience of women citizens of the province.

The announcement was made during a meeting in Karachi, which was attended by Sindh Secretary Transport Saleem Rajput and other officials.

The minister said that initially 200 electric taxis will start operating in Karachi, of which 50 will be women-only taxis driven by women drivers. He said that recruitment of women drivers and establishment of charging and parking depots is yet to be done.

“Electric taxi service will provide affordable travel facilities to people,” Memon said.

He said that this project will also provide employment opportunities to the unemployed youth, while environment-friendly taxis will save billions of rupees in oil.

The government will buy 500 new electric buses.

The Information Minister further said that the Sindh government has decided to run 500 new buses in the next financial year for the convenience of the people, which will be run under the People’s Bus Service.

He also directed the authorities concerned to start a new bus service route from Hattri to Khesana Mori in Hyderabad.

He said that the trials of the new route will start in the next three days.

He said that the launch of the new route will provide affordable travel facilities to the people living in the rural areas.

After that, the minister issued instructions to bring all the backup buses on the roads of Karachi for the convenience of the citizens. He said that the government will receive 20 new buses by June 15.

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