Sindh Transport Minister Sharjeel Memon says venture to improve public transport, create employment
Following a meeting on 14th July between the provincial minister for transportation Sharjeel Inam Memon and Yutong Bus Country Manager Paul Zhang, the Chinese company Yutong Bus accepted the offer to establish a public transportation facility in Sindh.
Hyderabad or Karachi would be chosen as the location for the facility. The parties agreed to produce a “concrete” proposal on the subject by next week. It appears that 15 to 18 acres of land will be used to build the plant.
“The Department of Transport is making every effort to set up a public transport plant in Sindh,” as highlighted by Sharjeel Memon. This venture would significantly improve the public transport system in Sindh.
The project would provide employment prospects and attract foreign investment to Pakistan, according to the transport minister.
Altaf Hussain Sario, MD of the Sindh Mass Transit Authority, Secretary of Transportation Abdul Haleem Sheikh, and Sohaib Shafiq, project director for the National Radio and Telecommunication Corporation (NRTC), were also present in the meeting. Service Head, Yutong Wayner Wang also accompanied Zhang.
The project will start running on Route 1 between Model Colony and Tower, a distance of approximately 29.5 KM, stopping at 38 stations. Seven routes for Karachi have been decided upon in the first phase, on which 240 buses would operate.