First batch of electric buses from China arrives in Islamabad

Electric buses imported from China are scheduled to reach Islamabad today (Tuesday). These buses will run on two feeder routes of the Metro Bus Service.

During a meeting held under the chairmanship of Capital Development Authority (CDA) chairman, officials said that the first batch of 30 electric buses will start arriving in the federal capital from today.

Initially, these buses will run on two feeder routes. Feeder route 7 will start from National University of Science and Technology (NUST) and end at Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences (PIMS) metro bus stop.

Apart from this, feeder 4 will run from PIMS to Bari Imam/Quaid-e-Azam University. It is important to note that the bus service will be available from 6 am to 10 pm.

The administration has also decided that students and disabled persons will be given concession in fares. The meeting was also informed that 30 out of 160 buses have already reached Karachi while the second batch of 70 buses will arrive in the coming weeks.

A charging station has been set up at Jinnah Convention Centre, which will be able to charge 12 buses simultaneously. A bus depot is being constructed for parking in Sector H-9. The fare for the bus service has been fixed at Rs 50 per person.

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