Karachi transporters announce resuming bus service from Monday

By: INP      Published: 07:53 PM, 17 May, 2020
Karachi transporters announce resuming bus service from Monday

The Karachi Transporters Association on Sunday announced operating their vehicles in the city from Monday.

Karachi Transport Alliance (KTA) president announced resuming inter-city bus service from May 18, saying that they held several meetings with Sindh Transport Minister Syed Awais Qadir Shah, but the Sindh government didn’t fulfill its promise of resuming public transport before Eid.

“We stopped our operations on April 19 at the request of Sindh transport minister. Despite several assertions, the Sindh govt didn’t allow us to resume public transport, said KTA president.

On the other hand, Hyderabad transporters’ held a protest at Badin bus stand and chanted slogans against Sindh govt for not allowing to resume inter-district bus service.

The transporters’ said that they will resume public transport from Wednesday as many passengers wanted to return back to their homes before Eid.

They maintained that several provinces had allowed restoring public transport, but still not allowing to restore public transport.

Sindh Transport Minister Syed Awais Qadir Shah on Saturday announced the resumption of public transport in the province before or after Eid ul Fitr, without giving a specific date.

Provincial transport minister in a statement said that SOPs for public transport have been prepared and medical teams are being constituted for the purpose.

A four-point summary has been prepared and forwarded to the chief minister to provide relief to the transporters in Sindh.