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Islamabad Starts Trial Runs for Electric Buses 

Electric Buses

Islamabad has launched a trial service for electric buses, marking a significant step towards sustainable urban transport. The trial, which began on Monday, features buses operating on feeder route number four, connecting PIMS Hospital to Quaid-e-Azam University. Painted light blue, these eco-friendly buses run every 10 minutes but are currently not boarding passengers.

The route includes key stops such as Radio Colony, Satara Market, Melody, Aabpara, NADRA Chowk, and Serena Hotel, ending at Quaid-e-Azam University. The official launch is scheduled for July 1, aligning with the new financial year, and will initially be free before a fare of Rs. 50 is implemented. Another route has also begun its trial, serving areas around Karachi Company, G-10, and G-11 Markezs, extending to NUST University.

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This initiative is part of a broader scheme by the Capital Development Authority (CDA), which includes the already operational Green and Blue Line services. Of the 14 approved feeder routes, four are currently active.

Procured from China, these electric buses are part of a delivery of 160, with 30 already in Islamabad. This initiative is expected to reduce pollution and noise while enhancing commuting convenience for residents, especially students, senior citizens, and women.