The Sindh Minister of Information, Sharjeel Inam, announced on Sunday that the first electric buses in Karachi would be tested on Monday. According to Sharjeel Memon’s tweet, 50 electric buses have arrived so far in accordance with the plan. So there will be no delays; the test drive will take place tomorrow. The first phase’s trial run will take place in the city tomorrow. The routes, on the other hand, will be determined after the trial phase.
According to media sources, he promised to work with the private sector to bring more buses to the city’s roadways after the inauguration ceremony.
The functioning of the electric buses is meant to aid commuters in Karachi. Furthermore, it will help to reduce pollutants and carbon emissions. The buses are completely eco-friendly and will help to modernize Karachi’s transportation network. Due to the efforts of Sindh Transport Minister Syed Awais Shah, the first electric buses arrived in Karachi in 2021. He initiated the public-private partnership initiative.
The first electric bus route, from Tower to Sohrab Goth, cost as little as Rs. 10/-. The cost of public transit from seat to seat was Rs 4 per kilometer. He planned to increase the fleet of buses to 100 by the end of 2021. Later this year, the government expanded on this idea by installing electric buses in Karachi.
We all know that electric buses are less expensive to operate than diesel buses. Significant fuel savings are realized when comparing electricity to diesel. Electric buses are less costly to maintain than diesel buses. Electric buses are comparable to conventional technologies in terms of dependability, safety, and downtime.
Many countries have already transitioned to battery-powered vehicles for transportation. Furthermore, electric buses assist the community. It is a dependable means of transportation that provides a comfortable travel while also improving passenger sentiments. The efficient engine helps to reduce both noise pollution and exhaust odor.