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ABBOTTABAD: A woman-only bus service will be launched here on Tuesday (today), under which seven buses will be operated across the Abbottabad city.

The pink bus service has been launched under an agreement between Japan’s UNOPS and the transport and mass transit department of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa inked in 2016. Children below 12 years of age can also travel in these buses. The provincial government had imported 14 buses from Mitsubishi company of Japan and former chief minister Pervez Khattak had inaugurated the first bus service in Mardan on May 11.

The 40-seat bus also has wide corridors where passengers can stand. Some additional security and safety measures have also been introduced in the pink bus service. First aid kits would also be available within the buses and the driver also has special bus controls for additional safety measures to tackle any emergency situation.

The pink buses are equipped with modern features, including comfortable seats, air conditioners, and auto doors. The district administration has established pink bus terminals across the city from Fawara Chowk to Ayub Medical Complex.

Published in Dawn, June 12th, 2018