A public embarrassment
Karachi’s overlords have been trying to bring CNG powered buses to this city for a long time to replace the ageing and obsolete fleet of public buses plying the roads at present. In the past this has ended up in some sort of financial scandal or broken promise.
The latest attempt is probably the most vexing of the lot. 125 buses are stuck in Dubai for some time now and each week’s revelations makes the story more bizarre. First, the buses were ordered, but the city’s overlords forgot to build CNG stations to fuel them. Then the buses were stuck in Dubai after a series of financial problems hit the deal.
And now for the most bizarre: the buses have no CNG kits and they are left-hand drives! (The News.)