Federal Minister for Science and Technology Fawad Chaudhry expressed his interest in introducing electric buses for the people of Karachi.
During a press conference, he said that the transport was a prominent issue for the people of Karachi as a result of which he was considering introducing electric buses in Karachi as well as in the capital city of Islamabad.
He also said that he would talk to the provincial government regarding this matter.
In Islamabad, after the electric buses would get operational, about 50000 people would benefit from him and the air pollution will be cut by eight times, he said.
A Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) had been signed with the Capital Development Authority (CDA) in this regard.
This is a step in the right direction. Electric buses are cheaper and have less operational costs as compared to the diesel buses. The energy losses are also less and the electric buses are less noisier than the diesel buses.