In a bid to fight pollution, Pakistan signs MoU to introduce Electric Buses
The new ''electric battery-powered buses” will initially be introduced in Karachi and Lahore.
Government of Pakistan and ride-hailing service Airlift have signed an MoU (Memorandum of Understanding), under which new electric buses will be introduced in the country.
The new ”electric battery-powered buses” will initially be introduced in Karachi and Lahore. After that, the network will be expanded to other parts of the country. The MoU was signed between Minister of Science and Technology Fawad Hussain Chaudhary and CEO of Airlift.
Syed Mehr Haider, Airlift’s Executive Director, said that this MoU will completely transform Paksita’s public transport sphere.
”The company will become pioneers of ‘battery buses’ for Pakistan’s public transport system. Every Airlift bus on the road is a replacement for ten regular cars.”
After that, Federal Minister for Science and Technology Chaudhary Fawad Hussain, while addressing a press conference, stated that he wants to send out a message to youngsters to focus more on entrepreneurship than seeking jobs.
”These youngsters have pursued this entrepreneurship idea and have managed to raise funding for it. I always tell young people to focus more on entrepreneurship than seeking jobs.”
Airlift provides itself as an effective alternative for Careem, Uber and other transportation services. It allows users to book rides for buses and vans of premium quality of fixed routes and stops. You can simply reserve seats by booking on the apps.
Fawad Chaudhary said that Pakistan is also looking forward to setting up a mega Bio-Technology Park.
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