Peoples Bus Service will be launched in Larkana on June 21

Peoples Bus Service would be inaugurated in Larkana.

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

The transport service will be launched on the birthday of slain PPP Chairman and former Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto in Larkana.

Chairman of the Pakistan People’s Party, Bilawal Bhutto Zardari, will inaugurate the service. He must also organize a massive political rally 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 run on a 10.3 kilometer route from Larkana Bus Station to Larkana Junction via the Indus Highway.

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

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Earlier this month, the government of Sindh carried out the test of buses imported from China which successfully traveled more than 29 kilometers in Karachi. The trial was carried out ahead of the commercial launch of the first of the service’s seven lines.

Sindh Minister of Information, Transport and Public Transport, Sharjeel Inam Memon along with his colleagues Saeed Ghani and Waqar Mehdi took a tour of Model Colony on Sharah-e-Faisal which ended at the Avari tower, completing the trip in just under an hour.

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

Memon said 140 had arrived and the rest of the vehicles were expected to arrive soon. Of these 240 buses, 140 buses would run in Karachi while the remaining 10 buses would run in Larkana.

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

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Melvin Z. Madore