1,000 new buses to be plied in city under modern transport system

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As many as 1,000 new buses would be plied in Karachi under the modern transport system.

This was stated by Sindh Transport Minister Syed Nasir Hussain Shah.

He was presiding over a review meeting with regard to modern transport system in Karachi, here on Friday. The minister was of the view that induction of 1,000 new buses in the metropolis would help ease the public transport problem. These buses would be introduced in the city within couple of months’ time, he added.

It was pointed out at the meeting that the government was active and the chief minister as well as Syed Nasir Hussain Shah were also playing their role. Nasir Hussain Shah said that in the new transport system, preference would be accorded to the old transporters. Every possible assistance and help would be extended towards interest-free loans for the purchase of new buses and mini-buses.

The minister said that not only in Karachi but the new inter-city buses would be plied in the interior of province as well. Talha Farooqui said on the occasion that in view of the population of Karachi more than 10,000 buses were required for the metropolis.