Dubai-based bus hailing service Swvl recently announced its plans to collaborate with the Sindh government to set up mass transit systems within the province, starting with Karachi, the company said in a statement.
It currently operates buses along fixed routes and allows customers to reserve and pay for them using its app. The company was launched in Egypt in 2017, and recently moved its headquarters to Dubai.
In Pakistan, Swvl is currently operating in Karachi, Lahore, and the twin cities of Islamabad and Rawalpindi.
Following a meeting with Minister for Transport and Mass Transit Syed Awais Qadir Shah, the company said the provincial government had generously agreed to support Swvl in setting up a transportation infrastructure for Karachi.
The company said Swvl and Sindh government have explored multiple avenues to improve the transportation landscape of Sindh, and will be entering into a public-private partnership to provide high quality, cutting-edge mass transit solutions.
The company also recently announced that it is ready to invest 25 million dollars in Pakistan to generate thousands of jobs, set up tech hubs for engineers, and use Pakistani talent to propel an efficient change in the local mass transit system.
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