People’s Bus Service in Hyderabad launched
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After Karachi and Larkana, the Peoples Bus Service (PBS) has launched its operations for the citizens of Hyderabad, reported 24NewsHD TV channel.
Sindh Minister for Information Sharjeel Inam Memon inaugurated the PBS operations on Saturday.
Talking to the media after inaugurating the bus service at Haider Chowk, the minister informed that the service would charge a nominal fare of between Rs20 to Rs50 from the passengers.
“The people of Hyderabad can travel in the bus for free during the first three days after the inauguration,” he announced.
The minister said the service was a gift for the people of Hyderabad from the leadership of the PPP and added that soon the Peoples Bus Service would also be launched in Sukkur, Mirpurkhas and other cities.
Sharjeel Memon said that the first PBS route in Hyderabad will travel 15 km from Hyder Chowk in the heart of the city to the Hatri Police Station. He also mentioned that 15 bus stops will be set up along the way.
In addition to stopping at Hattri Police Station, the buses will travel from Haider Chowk to Gul Center, Thandi Sadak, Agriculture Complex, Wahdat Colony, Sindh Museum, Qasim Chowk, Jail Road, and Isra Hospital.
The local leaders of the PPP, Commissioner Hyderabad Division Nadeemur Rehman Memon, Deputy Commissioner Fuad Ghaffar Soomro, Managing Director Mass Transit Department Altaf Hussain Sario and other officials were present on the occasion.