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OGRA bans CNG cylinders in public transport, school vans

Decision was taken due to a rise in traffic accidents

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July 30, 2019


Luxembourg to make public transport free

It will become the first country to do so

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December 6, 2018


Karachi to get new buses this month, says transport minister

KARACHI: Citizens will travel in new buses from this month, according to Sindh transport minister Nasir Hussain Shah.  Speaking exclusively to SAMAA TV at Naya Din, Nasir Hussain Shah said that Karachiites will be able to travel in new buses which will be part of the ‘People’s Bus Service’ initiative. He spoke about bus drivers…

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April 10, 2018


Thousands of illegal rickshaws running in Peshawar

PESHAWAR: Thousands of illegal rickshaws are running on the streets of Peshawar. Only 20,000 out of 70,000 rickshaws are registered in the transport department. Several rickshaws have been registered on the same registration number. The illegal public transport mean is also a big security risk in the city. Traffic police is blaming Excise and Transport…

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March 18, 2018


Karachi buses: No room for the ‘ladies’?

Reporting by Sonia Shehzad Buses in Karachi have little room for women. There are 8,000 public buses for Karachi’s population of 14.9 million. For women, the case seems to be worse. Women who travel by bus say men occupy their compartments, which are already smaller in size. Harassment is another issue they face. A female…

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March 8, 2018


Public transport to remain close today in Karachi

KARACHI: All Public Transport Owners Federation has announced that public transport will not be available today (Monday) in Karachi. According to details, The Goods Transporters Association is also supporitng the strike in the city. On the other hand, the All Trader Alliance’s official said that all markets would remain open while Karachi Electronic Dealers Association…

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November 27, 2017


Can you fit yourself in this crammed vehicle?

This public mode of transport in Tokyo is brimming to its full capacity. Do you think you would be able to fit into it? Watch here:

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August 3, 2017


Video: This amazing rickshaw doesn’t require petrol or gas to run

LAHORE: These locally manufactured rickshaws will certainly come in handy since they do not require neither petrol nor gas to operate but simply electric charging.  According to details, a local car company has manufactured these rickshaws that only need their battery to be electrically charged. A rickshaw driver said that everyday, the rickshaw runs for…

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July 4, 2017


Safe among the crowd? Women commuters in Chennai say ‘no’

Last June, when IT employee S Swathi was hacked to death at the Nungambak Kam railway station in India, Chennai’s image as a safe city for women took a beating, reported Times of India. Five months before the murder, the city was rated the safest in the country by a global consultancy firm. But one…

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June 14, 2017


Video: ‘Cool’ rickshaw provides comfort to passengers weary of heat

  FAISALABAD: A rickshaw driver has found the ultimate way to beat the heat–with an air cooler inside his vehicle, he ensures their ride is a delightful and comfortable one.  The heatwave is certainly getting to the masses but certainly not in this man’s rickshaw. A rickshaw driver in Faisalabad has fitted an air cooler…

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April 26, 2017


Public transport to remain close today in Karachi

KARACHI: Transporters in Karachi have announced that public transport will not be available today (Sunday) on most of the city routes as police have impounded dozens of vehicles for Pakistan People’s Party’s, Samaa reported. According to President of Karachi Transport Ittehad, Irshad Bukhari, PPP had booked at least 1100 minibuses and coaches, but despite this,…

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October 16, 2016