Lahore to also have Green Electric buses
After having Metro Bus and Orange Line Train services to cut the load on its roads and pollution in its air, the city of Lahore is now poised to have Green Electric buses that are aimed at tackling the ever-rising pollution level in the provincial capital, reported City42 TV channel.
Punjab Chief Minister Sardar Usman Buzdar gave approval to the project while chairing a special meeting regarding transport in Lahore on Wednesday. The chief minister directed to frame the rules and regulations for plying these buses on Lahore roads as soon as possible.
The meeting also gave green signal to activate the Vehicles Inspection Certification System in the city.
Addressing the meeting, Usman Buzdar said Lahore Transport Company (LTC) will be turned into Punjab Transport Company wherein new transport inspectors, sub-inspectors and sergeants will be recruited.
Usman Buzdar said the Green Electric Buses will by plied on six routes covering 106 kilometres distance and different options are on the table for purchasing these vehicles. He directed the Transport Department to finalise recommendations in this regard on urgent basis.
The chief minister said under public-private partnership these electric buses will also be allowed in other cities of the province. These buses will help in tackling pollution and smog and they will do every such work which will benefit the public, he added.
The chief minister also ordered to make cleanliness arrangements along the Orange Line Metro Train better. He make it clear that there would be no compromise on the cleanliness issue. He said he will pay surprise visits to the Orange Line Train to inspect the arrangements and cleanliness.
He said for the first time public buses will be plied in Koh-e-Suleman region. Kot Chhatta, Wahuwa, Tibbi Qaisrani, Taunsa and Dera Ghazi Khan will be provided with excellent transport facility on low fares, he added.
Buzdar said Faisalabad and other regions will also have a modern transport system.