Sindh Minister for Transport and Mass Transit, Sharjeel Inam Memon, has unveiled plans to extend the Pink Bus Service in Karachi by introducing two new routes, aiming to enhance accessibility and convenience for commuters.

Currently operational on the R1 route from Model Colony Malir to Tower via Shahrah-e-Faisal, the Pink Bus Service is set to expand its reach across the city.

Chairing a meeting to oversee preparations for the launch of new transport initiatives in Karachi and Mirpurkhas, Sharjeel Memon disclosed that the two additional routes of the Pink Bus Service in Karachi are scheduled to commence operations on April 19.

One of the new routes, designated as R10 for Peoples Pink Bus Service, will cater exclusively to women passengers. It will traverse from Numaish Chowrangi through prominent landmarks such as M.A Jinnah Road, Zaibunissa Street, Metropol, Do Talwar, Teen Talwar, Mazar e Abdullah Shah Ghazi, Dolmen Mall, and conclude at Sea view clock tower.

Additionally, the meeting deliberated on the inauguration of the People’s Bus Service in Mirpurkhas on April 20, further extending public transportation facilities in the region.

Highlighting the government's commitment to modernizing transport infrastructure, Minister Memon announced the launch of a cashless automated fare collection smart card service on April 25, aimed at streamlining fare payment and enhancing commuter experience.

The initiative follows the minister's earlier announcement on March 18, regarding the expansion of the Pink Bus Service and the impending launch of the People’s Bus Service in Mirpurkhas post-Eidul Fitr.

In a landmark move on February 1, the Sindh government introduced the country’s 'first-ever' Pink Peoples Bus Service in Karachi, dedicated exclusively to women passengers, signaling a significant step towards gender inclusivity and public transportation accessibility.

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