Resumption of CNG bus service soon: KMC

Karachi: Karachi Metropolitan Corporation (KMC) Administrator Rauf Akhtar Farooqui said they used to run CNG Bus Service in the city to provide a better and cheap travel facility to citizens of Karachi, adding efforts are on to resume this service soon.

He said this during a visit of CNG bus terminal in Surjani Town along with the Director General Engineering Niaz Ahmed Soomro, Senior Director Municipal Services Masood Alam, Senior Director Transport & Communication Muhammad Athar and other officers.

Administrator reviewed various aspects of restoration of CNG bus service including the repairing and maintenance of buses, ticketing procedure and routes for bus service.

In a briefing to Administrator Rauf Akhtar Farooqui it was informed that the bus service was launched on two long routes in the city including route-1 from Surjani to Korangi and route-2 from Surjani to Tower with about 48 buses.

Citizens of Karachi had appreciated this bus service which provided them with convenient and cheap travel facility through comfortable CNG buses. Ticket booths were also established alongside both routes of these buses; however this service was terminated on 23rd April 2013 and the citizens were demanding its early restoration.

Administrator directed officers to take all necessary measures for early restoration of CNG bus service with even better arrangements.

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