The Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) led Sindh Government has launched the ‘Peoples Bus Service’ in Karachi on Monday. According to the details, a total of 240 buses will be launched, out of which 140 buses have arrived for the project already. These include 130 buses that will be used for Karachi, while 10 buses will be used for Larkana.
It is pertinent to mention that Peoples Bus Service is a separate project from the network of Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) lines. Under the Peoples Bus Service, the Sindh Government will launch a total of 240 buses on different routes throughout Karachi.
Peoples Bus Service Fares
The Sindh Government has set a minimum fare at Rs. 25, while the highest fare will be Rs. 55 depending on the different routes of the Peoples Bus Service.
Peoples Bus Service Routes
It must be noted that not all routes are currently operational as buses are being procured by the government and stations are under construction. However, the following routes will be operated when everything is complete.
Route 1 – Model Colony to Tower
This is a 29.5KM route from Model Colony to Tower and covers Malir Halt, Colony Gate, Nata Khan Bridge, Drig Road Station, PAF Base Faisal, Laal Kothi, Karsaz, Nursery, FTC, Regent Plaza, JPMC, Cant Station, Metropole, Regal Chowk, and Aram Bagh. Furthermore, the route when complete will have 38 bus stations.
Here’s our detailed Map for Route 1. It is 29.5KMs long, starting from Model Colony to Tower with 38 Bus Stops. Some of our stations are under construction & will be soon completed to provide easy access to the people of Karachi.#AbSafarHogaAsaan #PeoplesBusService pic.twitter.com/bIq6J9K2OU— SINDH MASS TRANSIT AUTHORITY (@SMTA_GoS) July 1, 2022
Route 2 – North Karachi to Indus Hospital
This route covers 32.9KM from North Karachi to Indus Hospital and covers Nagan Chowrangi, Shafiq Morr, Sohrab Goth, Gulshan Chowrangi, NIPA, Johar Morr, COD, Drig Road Station, Colony Gate, Shah Faisal Colony, Singer Chowrangi, and Landhi Road. Moreover, the route will have 30 stations when complete to provide easy access to commuters.
Here’s our detailed Map for Route 2. It is 32.9KMs long with 30 Bus Stops & starts from North Karachi & ends at Indus Hospital. Some of our stations are under-construction & will be completed soon to provide easy access to the people. #AbSafarHogaAsaan #PeoplesBusService pic.twitter.com/ACJh0W9I0U— SINDH MASS TRANSIT AUTHORITY (@SMTA_GoS) July 2, 2022
Route 3 – Nagan Chowrangi to Singer Chowrangi
This is a 33KM route starting from Nagan Chowrangi and ending at Singer Chowrangi with Anda Morr, North Nazimabad Town, KDA Chowrangi, Nazimabad Town, Liaquatabad 10 Number, Eissa Nagri, Civic Center, National Stadium, Karsaz, Nursery, FTC, Korangi Road, KPT Interchange, and Shan Chowrangi.
Route 4 – North Karachi to Dockyard
The 30.4KM route from North Karachi to Dockyard covers New Karachi – University Road, Motorway M-9, Al-Asif Square, Ayesha Manzil, Federal B Area, Liaquatabad 10 Number, Lalu Khet, Guru Mandir, Society Chowrangi, Empress Market, Sindh High Court, Art Council, I.I Chandigarh, and Tower
Route 5 – Surjani Town to Masroor Base
The 28.2KM route from Surjani Town to Masroor Base covers New Karachi, Shafiq Morr, KMDC, Ziauddin Chowrangi, KDA Chowrangi, Musa Colony, Manghopir, SITE Area, and Gulbai.
Route 6 – Gulshan-e-Bihar Orangi to Singer Chowrangi
This route covers 29.6KM from Gulshan-e-Bihar Orangi to Singer Chowrangi and covers Orangi Town, Banaras, Paposh Nagar, SITE Area, Golimar, Garden, PIB Colony, Jail Chowrangi, Bahadurabad, Baloch Colony, Mahmoodabad, Manzoor Colony, DHA Phase 1, KPT Interchange, and Shan Chowrangi.
Route 7 – Mosamiyat to Baldia Town
The route from Mosamiyat to Baldia Town covers 28.9KM and includes Gulzar-e-Hijri, Gulshan-e-Iqbal, Federal B Area, North Nazimabad, Orangi Town, and Qaddafi Stadium.
Route 8 – Larkana City
The route would start from Larkana Junction, Civil Hospital, Shahi Bazaar, Naudero Chowk, Municipal Stadium, 7 Naka Bridge, Abro Colony, Central Jail up to the Larkana Depot.
Route 9 – Gulshan-e-Hadeed to Malir Cantt
Route No 9 covers areas from Gulshan-e-Hadeed to Malir Cantt via the N-5, Quaidabad, Sharea Faisal, Malir Halt, Jinnah Avenue, and Malir Cantt’s checkpoints 6 and 5.
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