Karachi to get new buses, Murad approves

Karachi: Chief Minister Sindh Murad Ali Shah on Wednesday has approved a plan to provide 600 new buses to Karachiites.

The decision came today during a meeting chaired by the CM Sindh; the Blue Line project was also discussed during the meeting.

Murad said that the provincial government will facilitate transporters to generate funds for new buses and insurance will also be provided by the Sindh Insurance Company.

He also stated that the Sindh government will provide Rs.2 billion thorough Modraba company and will also provide 30 percent credit risk guarantee.

The transport minister of Sindh, Nasir Shah, informed during the meeting that the city needed 8000 new buses.

Murad Ali Shah himself elaborated in the meeting about development work, stating that the construction of roads and underpasses in the city was underway, adding that, in the next phase a plan for buses will be started.

The metropolitan city does not have proper public transport. Old unfit buses jam packed with passengers are common sight in the city. Several have died due to accidents in Karachi; last month a bus turned turtle at toll plaza, killing six and injuring over 27.

Similarly, in February three passengers were killed and ten received injuries in another accident in area of Gulshan-e-Iqbal, Karachi.