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CDA, S&T ministry sign MoU to operate electric buses in Islamabad

  • In the first phase, 30 electric buses will be brought into service in the capital.
Updated 16 Sep 2020

The Ministry of Science and Technology has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Capital Development Authority (CDA) to launch the electric bus service in Islamabad.

In the first phase, 30 electric buses will be brought into service in the capital. Islamabad will have fully electric buses in the next three to four years. By 2023, 40 percent of transport will go electric.

In August, an MoU was signed between the ride-hailing Pakistani startup Airlift and the ministry. “We are excited to put forth our plan of adding electric vehicles on our fleet, we are also extremely grateful for the support that we have received from all relevant government bodies,” said Airlift in a statement.