CNG buses, finally

Well the nazim dude says CNG buses will be cruising the city this month, 8000 of them.

Wow, 8000 more buses in Karachi. I don’t think they are getting rid of old ones, are they?

Let’s see if this makes any changes to pullution in Karachi.

17 Comments so far

  1. Lies (unregistered) on June 6th, 2007 @ 4:43 pm

    Ha, lets start counting down to the time when the bus mafia gets them removed or vandalized, just like the GreenBus, Daewoo Buses and MetroBus.

    Who’s running this operation?


  2. BoZz (unregistered) on June 6th, 2007 @ 5:25 pm

    When will we start to learn and stop wow-ing at itsy bitsy news items that we hear and read about.

    For the umpteenth time not much will change. For it is not the buses that pollute but the men behind them. That means we people, you and I and all of us.

    Till we do not address the mindset, all that will eventually come out from all this is another piece of illegally occupied land, where you will find the death bed of rotting shells of these useful machines.

    Sound familiar to anyone?


  3. Haris Shamsi (unregistered) on June 6th, 2007 @ 5:27 pm

    Ummm I am not sure about the numbers, are you sure its 8000 this month ? how about chopping off a zero or couple of Zeros ….


  4. Well (unregistered) on June 6th, 2007 @ 5:45 pm

    These buses are important for those who travel in them. Period.

    And 8000 is an eventual number, will not be launched this month at once.


  5. axiomatic (unregistered) on June 6th, 2007 @ 5:58 pm

    I think it is a step in the right direction. But this will only work if so many associated problems facing transporters and commuters are solved.

    The transporters are crushed by frequent rise in fuel prices, high maintenance costs and bhatta system.

    In turn, the transporters should be made to provide facilities to commuters in the form of comfort and decent journey, without pushing, shoving and overloading. There should be a difference between people commuting and sheeps loaded on a vehicle.


  6. BitterTruth (unregistered) on June 6th, 2007 @ 6:19 pm

    Mass Transit System please ! but b4 anything electricity


  7. Anon (unregistered) on June 6th, 2007 @ 8:14 pm

    This is an excellent move; it cuts down on pollution and eventually the raggidy old buses will be gone because it is more profitable, more cost effective to run CNG buses. It will take nothing less than 5-8 years but it is a move in the right direction.


  8. Balma (unregistered) on June 6th, 2007 @ 8:15 pm

    Hey Mohammad the lunatic,

    What is this Kingdom, Cross, Star of David garbage. No one can understand your crap.
    Either write proper English sentences, or something sensible in your native language. Writing full sentences is a must for you to be understood.

    And, stop eating garbage that causes gas and mantally ill bhayaanak dreams, predictions, dajjal stories of yours.


  9. Extiinct (unregistered) on June 6th, 2007 @ 10:13 pm

    8000! I’m thinking of the traffic issue it will create. not that we don’t have one already!


  10. Danish Shamim (unregistered) on June 7th, 2007 @ 11:04 am

    maaan, these guys are going mental, the dont want no mass transit system NOoooooo, cuz they can make more money out of imported used “green bus”.

    we dont have space for cars on roads and they want to bring in 8k buses ?


  11. §unny (unregistered) on June 7th, 2007 @ 2:55 pm

    after this, try to drive a car in Karachi…
    i bet there wont be ne space left even for a man to walk after 8000 busses


  12. Red_Munk!! (unregistered) on June 8th, 2007 @ 7:11 am

    Meanwhile Dubai gets closer in constructing its MTR system.

     
    Check out pics here.
     
    Even the Indians are Mass Transit systems. I’ve read many times that circular railway contracts have been handed out, but never seen any results :S. 


  13. suhaib (unregistered) on June 8th, 2007 @ 11:19 am

    nazim dude!
    buahahahah :P
    and i hope theyre safer and free of *paan peeks*


  14. Red_Munk!! (unregistered) on June 8th, 2007 @ 4:21 pm

    “and i hope theyre safer and free of *paan peeks”

    Whays the point of sitting in a Pakistani Bus then? :P.


  15. iD (unregistered) on June 8th, 2007 @ 7:16 pm

    hang on
    what happened to last bunch of green busses?


  16. Ali (unregistered) on June 11th, 2007 @ 7:39 pm

    Karachi traffic is way better when compared to Sydney roads ..

    http://www.smh.com.au/news/national/bleak-outlook-for-sydney-roads/2006/03/25/1143084045591.html


  17. Zeeshan Syed (unregistered) on June 16th, 2007 @ 3:30 pm

    Our local MINI BUSES are only to be found here in Karachi. Remove these buses and our city will become a heaven to drive in (if you compare it with the current traffic issues).

    I don’t see these the mini bus that we have any where in Pakistan. In Lahore, there are large CNG buses or small private transportation, same in Pindi, same in NWFP etc.

    It’s only Karachi that is catering to the needs of the traffic mafia that belongs to our BELOVED AFGHAN BROTHERS. Introducing these buses will only make things difficult for every one IF, current buses are not taken OFF the roads. Period.



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