The Pink Bus service was launched on 18 February in Hyderabad, providing travel facilities for women, a safe, fast, and efficient place to make their daily trips. The government started the Pink Bus Service initiative in Karachi in January 2023.
Hyderabad is the second city in Sindh where such transportation facilities would be available only to women.
This new model of transport designed for women in Pakistan will help create more mobility. In addition, the environment will be cared for as these new buses are electric, which emit fewer pollutants. In addition to being comfortable, having automatic doors, air conditioning, and comfortable seats enables female passenger to travel smoothly to or from work.
Pakistan now has new opportunities to protect women and the environment, which makes it more development-oriented. In addition, this initiative will not only be implemented for women in the city, but also for female travelers from and to the provinces.
The idea of Pink buses was born in Karachi, operating between Model Colony and Tower, in addition to opening an expansion of routes in North Karachi to Korangi via Nagan Chowrangi, Shafiq Mor, Gulshan Chowrangi, Johar Mor, COD, Drigh Road, Sharea Faisal, Shah Faisal Colony, Singer Chowrangi, and Korangi No 5.
Transport Minister Sharjeel Inam Memon informed the media that all these initiatives of the provincial government fully reflect the vision of the Pakistan People’s Party. The aim is to provide people from middle and low-income groups whose survival had become difficult due to record inflation in the country.
Recently, Asian Development Bank officials assured the Council of Ministers that they would provide financial assistance to the provincial government to purchase more electric buses for the residents of Karachi.
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