CNG Bus project


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  1. informer on July 27th, 2009 @ 3:00 pm

    Congratulation to all Karachiites!!

    Another marvel work of Mustafa Kamal. The new public transport facility of CNG buses finally make its way to the roads of Karachi. The project was initially announced by the federal government in the 2006-07 financial year, at a cost of Rs 2.5 billion, with the deadline for their introduction being set at February 2008. Under the federal government’s plan, the project would be a public-private partnership enterprise and would lead to the introduction of 8,000 CNG buses throughout the country and 800 buses for Karachi.

    However, as the federal government failed to initiate the project, the CDGK, in January 2009, announced that the CDGK would, under a self-reliance program, introduce 50 CNG buses in the city, at a cost of Rs 250 million.

    The fares of the said service would be Rs15 per passenger through e-ticketing system and this will be charged from one stop to the last stop. The buses would run on two routes, from Sarjani Town to Merewether Tower and from Safoora Goth via Shahra-e-Faisal to Merewether Tower. Further, there would also be a shuttle service from Gulshan-e-Maymar to Liaquatabad No 10. There would be no need for a bus conductor as an e-ticketing system will be introduced, wherein, the passengers will be issued a rechargeable tariff card that would be valid for five to 15 trips.

    Hope that opponent of MK does not criticize/ politicize this latest initiative. I suggest that KMB should organize an event on 15th August 2009 to pay a tribute to MK for his services towards the City. And should also raise our voices against the proposed abolishment of Local Body System. Keep going MK!!

    More on CNG Bus Project

  2. بستنی (wasiq) on July 27th, 2009 @ 5:23 pm

    ghar main toh moong ki dhulley dal paki thi….yeah chachorey sab baheir gali main nikal gaay thay….wahein kuch khaya hai…..rainy season hai jaga jaga….lol!

  3. Saeed (saeed83) on July 28th, 2009 @ 9:49 am

    congrats to all Karachites and well wishers of Pakistan and Pakistani nation.

  4. بستنی (wasiq) on July 28th, 2009 @ 10:33 am

    @saeed sab….sir believed it or not but Iam a great follower of the Persian cinema….and recently my interest grew in the live videos from the Iranian street protests after the elections….I see buses very similar to these plying on the iranian streets….and if you remember there have been very similar inaugurations in karachi of big& green buses before….two thousand in the past two decades if my estimates are correct….Iam sure these 50+ will be a great addition to the iranian fleet….thank you federal,provincial and the CDGK….
    Btw, why sirjani is it the beginning or the end…?

    Ibteda tum hee ho
    Inteha tum hee ho
    tum ho jeney ka maqsad…

  5. بستنی (wasiq) on July 28th, 2009 @ 10:37 am
  6. zephyr on August 1st, 2009 @ 9:28 pm

    Thank you CDGK. I just pray that Mustafa Kamal stays City Nazim Karachi forever. (Ameen) So that Karachi City and its people could prosper. Induction of more CNG buses is required so that we can get rid of transport mafia running Yellow devils (Mini Buses) and smoke emiting stray buses from our streets.

    Once again thanks to Dr. Ishrat ul ibad khan, Mustafa Kamal, Nasreen Jaleel baji and ofcourse ALTAF BHAI (The greatest leader history has ever produced)

  7. 7b0y on August 1st, 2009 @ 11:53 pm

    I thank he is only 1 who really think abt us abt karachi

  8. suhailmk on August 11th, 2009 @ 1:24 pm

    @Wasiq I think you just comments without research or anything you just comments only either you belong to a party which is against MQM or you are not living in Karachi because I have read most of your comments you mostly writes only there where MQM is doing good or bad job.

    Any way it’s your opinion but I personally see this as a great job done by CDGK and frankly I don’t care who help them Iran America or France, the bottom line is the people of Karachi got clean and environmental friendly buses. And e-ticketing I think by these steps they are stopping corruption.

  9. بستنی (wasiq) on August 11th, 2009 @ 3:26 pm

    @suhailmk sab…..sir believe it or not only this morning while reading the news paper dawn’s metro page…about more CNG buses(1600) I thought to myself exactly like you have ….and I think my answer to this is that if I go out and do the research myself…I’d be turned into a INVESTIGATIVE JOURNALIST ….which I would never want to be in a million years…my comment above is based on the 2+2 together….equation…
    Iran have sanctions they cannot import some things….2
    busses are plying on their streets….1
    buses previously put on road here cannot be seen anywhere….1

    I have read most of your comments you mostly writes

    thankyou sir I really appreciate you taking out time to read my comments…don’t stop please continue….me and some of my friends are very politically uncorrect here we just try to have a good time and speak our mind…MQM is the most popular political party here in karachi…our daily lives are affected by them….it is so obvious that some of my comments and the blogs here are about their successes and inabilities as they like to call their failures….

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