By Farhan H Kotwal
KARACHI: Sindh Minister for Information, Transport and Mass Transit Sharjeel Inam Memon directed Karachi Metropolitan Corporation and District Metropolitan Corporations officials to clear all hurdles, encroachments and complete repair work along routes of Sindh Peoples’ Intra-district Bus Service as Sindh government would launch it in last week of current month in all circumstances.
First phase of project buses will start operating on two routes of Karachi and chairman Bilawal Bhutto and Sindh Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah will inaugurate project.
Sharjeel presiding over meeting along with Sindh Minister for Local Government Nasir Hussain Shah, Minister Labour Saeed Ghani and Administrator Murtaza Wahab regarding launch here said that National Radio Transmission Company had conducted detail survey on proposed 7 routes of bus service and identified hindrances and suggested improvement/repair of routes. He said that District Administration, KMC, DMC and traffic police should remove all identified hurdles.
He suggested to form separate teams of KMC and DMC’s and start work from today on routes in coordination with Sindh Mass Transit Authority, National Radio Transmission Company.
He directed to make curve on Shahrah-e-Faisal for setting up bus stops so as to avoid accidents and unnecessary traffic jam on main artillery of city.
Managing Director Sindh Mass Transit Authority Capt (retd) Altaf Hussain Sario and Project Director NRTC Sohaib Shafiq gave detailed briefing on project routes.
Secretary Transport Abdul Haleem Shaikh, Commissioner Karachi Muhammad Iqbal Memon, Project Director NRTC Sohaib Shafiq, Deputy Commissioner Central Taha Saleem, Municipal Commissioner KMC Syed Afzal Zaidi, DMC officers and DIG Traffic attended meeting.