Sindh Transport Minister, Sharjeel Memon, has announced a groundbreaking initiative to transform public transportation in Karachi by introducing a pink electric taxi service. The main objective of this project is to tackle the existing challenges in the public transportation sector while promoting eco-friendly transportation options in the city.
The implementation of this initiative will take place in several phases, with the first phase involving the introduction of over 200 electric taxis. Out of these, 50 taxis will be exclusively designated as pink taxis, catering specifically to female passengers. Minister Memon emphasized that this move aims to offer women a safe and reliable means of transportation, considering the higher fares of existing ride-hailing services.
Acknowledging the significant hurdles faced by the public transportation sector in Sindh, Minister Memon reiterated the government’s commitment to addressing these issues. The introduction of modern and comfortable commuting options is intended to enhance the overall transportation experience for residents.
This recent announcement builds upon the Sindh government’s earlier efforts to incorporate electric vehicles into public transport. Previously, the province witnessed the launch of Pakistan’s first electric bus, marking a significant milestone in the country’s transition towards sustainable transportation. Sindh Information Minister, Sharjeel Inam Memon, emphasized that the electric bus service has already commenced, benefiting the people of Karachi.
By introducing an electric taxi service and pink taxis exclusively for women, the Sindh government aims to provide convenient and dependable transportation choices for the residents of Karachi. This not only addresses the challenges faced by the public transportation sector but also promotes eco-friendly transport options. The launch of Pakistan’s first electric bus in the province sets a promising example for sustainable and efficient public transportation throughout the country.