More CNG Busses

We’re going to get about 125 more CNG busses plying on the routes of Karachi, courtesy of Holland Bus Company. After what happened to the Green Bus (both dark and light green busses), The Metro Bus service and half of the 14 new routes introduced under the UTS, i wonder how much good would these, rather how long they would do any good.

Still, new busses are better than no busses at all. Of all the previous routes, my favourite used to be MetroBus, mainly because it was comfy. Even though it used to take a very long time to get a seat in one of them. The next was the Pearl Express (color code: blue) but the seats were’nt that comfy. I think they still run nowadays, havent seen one in quite sometime now. Mostly im seeing only two routes now, Quaid Express (color code: brown) and Neelum Bus (color code: purple).

Source: Automotive World
Idea Credit: kidal

8 Comments so far

  1. Abdul Sami (unregistered) on December 1st, 2006 @ 9:54 am

    Transport mafia is so strong here, no one can survive in Karachi. Karachi circular railway is an example of their powers.


  2. suhail (unregistered) on December 1st, 2006 @ 11:15 am

    let the transport mafia start better services then… still remember the small seats in karachi mini-buses… gosh…the govt. shall make it neccessary to get the buses type-approved, before they start public service, those morons dont even want t spend a couple of thousands..to at least give a good seat to passengers..


  3. turab (unregistered) on December 1st, 2006 @ 11:38 am

    we need MAGNO RAIL ASAP!!!

    Quite shocking that a city of more than 15 million lacks a metro (ligh train) system!! That is the only solution… more roadds and freeways are temporary solutions only


  4. Abdul Sami (unregistered) on December 1st, 2006 @ 1:52 pm

    don’t know about seats, but govt indeed has a system of checking health and state of transports so that no dangerous mammoth should ply on road, but thnx to our law enforcement agencies we know what happens in real. Once showed on jew through the eye of hidden cam the whole process of getting ur dangerous vehicle certified.


  5. Asif Raza (unregistered) on December 1st, 2006 @ 10:02 pm

    Man every other time i see this in the news that old buses will be banned from this date blah blah blah but I see the same old buses running again racing while cornering your car to the pavement of the foothpath along the roadside , the bus drivers are freaking illiterate , I used to see those green ac cng buses with decent drivers and conducters but i think the transport mafia paid a huge sum to get rid of these nice envoriment friendy buses, I hope buses from holland work out so that we can get better a better and safer public transport and ofcourse comfortable!


  6. d0ct0r (unregistered) on December 2nd, 2006 @ 12:54 am

    back in ex Nazim khi Naimut-ullah Khan’s time Swedish company launched A/C CNG Green busses but sadly in the end they had to windup and dispose off the buses to local transporters.. i can see similar fate for this project too….


  7. naveed (unregistered) on December 2nd, 2006 @ 3:00 am

    Any bus project will only work if they can bring many buses in a short period of time (say 1000 buses in 1 year). Otherwise they will never be able to beat the transport mafia and also the buses will get overloaded and will worn out quickly as happened in the case of Swedish bus company. Lets hope the Holland bus company can reach their target of 8000 buses.


  8. SWA (unregistered) on December 2nd, 2006 @ 5:27 am

    I think the army should be brought in against the terrible transport mafia of the city. They make sure that every new transport scheme by the government goes down the drain. Not to mention they have made a city landmark, LEA MARKET into their adda and are doing incredible damage to a city heritage property.



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