Karachi, August 25, 2015 (PPI-OT): Administrator Karachi Shoaib Ahmed Siddiqui said the chief minister Sindh Syed Qaim Ali Shah and provincial minister for local government Syed Nair Hussain Shah had in view of the shortage of public transport means given instructions to bring the 16 CNG buses which were presently stationed in the garage to roads as soon as possible.
Therefore it has been decided that those 16 buses which are now ready to operate will be brought on the Surjani to Tower route from 26th August. Speaking in a meeting of the officers of Transport and Communication Department in Civic Centre Committee Room he said for the time being KMC would itself operate these buses, however the private sector through tender submission and open auction process would later on be invited to run these buses.
He also directed the T and C Department to establish a new section in its office for this purpose. The drivers, conductors and other essential staff should be appointed on contract basis. He also instructed the officers of Transport Department to ensure personal monitoring of all this operation.
Administrator Shoaib Siddiqui said this has been decided in view of the shortage of public transport in t he city that KMC start operating these CNG buses which were available for use now instead of waiting for the private sector to come and take this responsibility.
He said Rs20 fare has been fixed for these buses and also the department has been directed to immediately begin repairing of further seven buses and take measures for acquiring the cards of 4 Hino buses from the company so that more CNG buses could be brought on roads.
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