Following a successful trial, the intra-city bus service under “Peoples Bus Service” will start benefiting the residents of Larkana, Sindh from Thursday.
According to a Gwadar Pro’s report, the service will provide the people of Larkana with a comfortable, convenient, and affordable journey experience and will create jobs for the local community.
A batch of 10 buses arrived in the city of Larkana on Monday, followed by its successful test drive the following day.
Foreign Minister Bilawal Bhutto Zardari on Wednesday during his visit to the city inspected the newly arrived buses and directed authorities concerned to “start Intra-City Bus Service from June 23, so that people of Larkana City get benefited,” according to an official statement.
“The Minister was delighted and congratulated the people of Larkana on modern and comfortable transport service,” reads the statement.
The buses are manufactured by Higer Bus Company, which is based in Suzhou, Jiangsu Province of China. These buses are fully air-conditioned and feature state-of-the-art amenities including free Wi-Fi, CCTV cameras, fire-fighting systems, emergency exits, bus stop buttons, and automatic doors.
Each bus will facilitate 31 passengers including two seats for the disabled.
The buses with a maximum capacity of 80 passengers are also reserved for persons with disabilities and women in buses.
The ‘Peoples Bus Service’ is a project of the Sindh Mass Transit Authority (SMTA). The bus will operate 8.3 kilometers from the New Bus terminal to Quaid-e-Awam UET at the Airport Road. It will cover areas like Shaikh Zayed Hospital, Sindh University campus, IBA school Sachal Colony, Chandka Medical College, High Court, SSP office, Shahnawaz Library, etc.