KARACHI: Two more routes of the women-only Pink Bus service are being introduced in the metropolis from Wednesday (today), announced Information Minister Sharjeel Memon on Tuesday.

Mr Memon, who also holds the portfolio of transport, chaired a meeting regarding Peoples Bus Service and decided to increase the number of buses being plied on the existing Model Colony-Tower route.

The meeting was informed that buses would be plied on two new routes of the Pink Bus service — Power House Chowrangi-Indus Hospital and Numaish-Seaview — from Wednesday (today).

The first route of the women-only bus service will start from Power House Chowrangi in North Karachi and culminate at the Indus Hospital in Korangi via Nagan Chowrangi, Shafiq Mor, Gulshan Chowrangi, Jauhar Mor, COD, Drigh Road, Sharea Faisal, Shah Faisal Colony, Singer Chowrangi and Korangi No 5.

The second route of the bus service will start from Numaish Chowrangi and end at Seaview via M. A. Jinnah Road, Zaibunnisa Street, Metropole, Teen Talwar, Do Talwar, Abdullah Shah Ghazi shrine, Dolmen Mall, McDonald and Clock Tower.

Minister Memon directed the mass transit authority and the National Radio and Telecommunication Corporation (NRTC) to complete a survey for introducing more routes of the Peoples Bus Service in the metropolis.

He said that it was under review to expand the operations of the Peoples Bus Service up to Hawkesbay Road.

Published in Dawn, March 1st, 2023

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