Green bus service to be launched from July 17 in Quetta: Photo taken from the Twitter account of Chief Secretary Balochistan

Syed Ali Shah: 

QUETTA: The Balochistan government has decided to launch the much-awaited green bus service in the city on  July 17 (next Monday). Chief Secretary Balochistan, Abdul Aziz Uqaili took to the social media network Twitter and announced the formal launching of the bus service in this provincial capital.

Test operations are to begin on July 13. Full-scale operations will be inaugurated on Monday, July 17 inshaAllah. Quetta’s long-awaited quality public transport is finally here, the Chief Secretary Balochistan concluded.

Dr. Faisal Ahmed Khan, the Chief of the Balochistan Public-Private Partnership Project has been instrumental in the implementation of the project.

4 buses each operate till Belili and Sariab from the city

Initially, the Balochistan Public-Private Partnership (BPPP), a well-placed source in the provincial government told Daily Quetta Voice. He said all stakeholders have been taken on board with regard to the launching of the much-awaited green bus project in the provincial capital.

However, he explained after thorough deliberations, the government decided to purchase 8 buses to facilitate the masses. As per the pilot project, four buses would operate from Serena Chowk Quetta to Belili and Four buses would operate till Sariab Customs, the officer mentioned.

The project was approved during Jam Kamal Khan government

The project of the green bus service was approved by the former chief minister Jam Kamal Khan-led government in Balochistan. The launching of the project was aimed at providing decent transportation to the citizens of Quetta. However, the green bus service could not be timely launched because of bureaucratic obstacles and a lack of political commitment.

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