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People’s Bus Service resumes operations in Karachi

April 17, 2019

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The People’s Bus Service has resumed its operations in Karachi after the Sindh government renewed its agreement with a private company.

Four buses started operating to provide transport to commuters on Wednesday. The rest of the buses will come out on the roads by midnight.

Residents are happy to have the bus service back and have urged the government to increase the number buses.

The bus service was shut down on Tuesday after the agreement between the Sindh government and the private company expired.

Related story: People’s Bus Service shuts down in Karachi

With just 10 buses in its fleet, the service was providing transport to commuters from Quaidabad to Tower last year. The fare for the bus service ranged from Rs20 to Rs40.

According to the administration, the bus service suffered a loss of millions every month and the fare wasn’t increased even after the price of diesel went up.

They said the Sindh government didn’t renew the agreement with the bus service. The buses had been shifted to the office of a private company at the Super Highway.

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