Sindh Transport Minister Sharjeel Memon has launched a mobile public bus service application to facilitate Karachi’s people. In this meeting, Sharjeel Inam Memon was informed about the operation of bus services, new routes, RTS systems, and the establishment of command and control rooms. On occasion, the minister Sharjeel Memon said that citizens could track bus services and pay through mobile apps. However, In this meeting, it was also decided to launch the ITS system, including closed circuit cameras, screens, live tracking, and surveillance equipment. Moreover, the meeting was attended by NRTS project director Sohaib Shafiq and Sindh Mass Transit Authority managing director retired Captain Altaf Hussain Sario.
The mobile app will launch on November 30:
The minister also said that a command and control room had been set up at the Sindh Mass Transport Authority from November 30, and the mobile application and ITS system will launch. In early October, the fare of the public bus service was increased from 50 rupees to 100 rupees after the route extension. However, The Sindh government has allowed the National Radio and Telecommunication Corporation (NRTC), the federal agency that runs and maintains the Public Bus Service (PBS) in the state, to increase bus fares in the city, according to details.
The fare has not increased from R-1 to R-10, excluding R-9, but the fare for R-9 has increased from Rs.50 to Rs.100. Sources said the operator hiked the PBS fares as it was not commercially viable to run buses on routes up to 58 km due to the hike in fares.
For the well-being citizens of Karachi, The Sindh govt is starting to activate the bus mobile application and the ITS system. However, Mobile applications make it easy for citizens to track bus services and pay online. By installing ITS in buses, CCTV cameras, screens, live tracking, and monitoring facilities are enabled.
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