An Electric Train from Islamabad Airport to Murree is being launched
The minister's tweet reminded people that the government is fast-tracking to normalize the electric public transport in the country.
The Minister of Science and Technology, Fawad Chaudhry, took to Twitter to announce that the government is currently studying a proposal to start a fully automated electric train service from Islamabad Airport to Murree.
The said tweet was released in response to a tweet sent out by Radio Pakistan’s official channel that commented on the Ministry of Information’s electric bus service plans:
Introduction of electric vehicular technology will expedite work on the government’s policy to check environmental pollution: Federal Minister for Science and Technology, @fawadchaudhry https://t.co/3amDtjgmqN pic.twitter.com/nUFy5mgM5e
— Radio Pakistan (@RadioPakistan) November 2, 2020
In the tweet, the minister said:
The next major project is the automatic electric train from Islamabad Airport to Murree. The project’s study has begun, and a meeting has been held with the planning ministry in this regard.
Fawad Chaudhry also announced:
Almost 38 electric buses are set to start rolling on the capital city roads beginning from December.
اسلام آبد میں 38 الیکٹرک بسوں کا منصوبہ اب EOI کی سطح پر آچکا ہے، اگلا اہم منصوبہ انشاللہ اسلام آباد ائرپورٹ سے مری تک الیکٹرک آٹومیٹک ٹرین کا ہے جس کی اسٹڈی شروع ہو گئ ہے اور پلاننگ منسٹری سے اس ضمن میں میٹنگ بھی ہو چکی ہے، انشاللہ اس پراجیکٹ سے سیاحت اور سفر کامنظر بدل جائیگا https://t.co/61iZjK69TV
— Ch Fawad Hussain (@fawadchaudhry) November 2, 2020
The minister’s tweet reminded people that the government is fast-tracking to normalize the electric public transport in the country.
Reports state that two MoUs have already been signed with two major electric bus manufacturers to initiate the project. These manufacturers have geared up to bring major investment and production plants to the country.
Concluding the tweet, Fawad Chaudhry commented:
The electric public transport project will bring prosperity to the country, create work opportunities, and play a massive role in saving the environment. The train project will change the face of tourism and travel in Pakistan.
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