KARACHI: Sindh Transport Minister Sharjeel Memon stated on Thursday that the province government has decided to launch an electric taxi service for Karachi residents.
The provincial minister announced the debut of pink-colored cabs for female passengers while chairing a transportation conference.
Over 200 electric taxis will be introduced in the initial phase of the project, with 50 of them designated as pink taxis for women. He stated that the initiative aims to provide women in the city with easy and dependable transportation options.
“A modern, affordable, and environmentally friendly electric taxi service will be launched in Karachi and expanded to the province’s other major cities,” he stated.
In addition to the electric taxi service, Memon announced plans to improve public transportation in Karachi by introducing 500 new buses.
He further stated that the Sindh government was striving to buy an additional 20 buses under the Peoples Bus Service initiative before June 15.
Furthermore, in a move to expand the People’s Bus Service, the government has directed the establishment of a new route in Hyderabad from Hattri to Kisana Mori.