The first batch of electric buses imported from China is scheduled to arrive in Islamabad today (Tuesday). These buses will service two feeder routes of the Metro Bus System.

At a meeting led by the Chairman of the Capital Development Authority (CDA), officials confirmed that the initial group of 30 electric buses would start arriving in the capital today.

Initially, these buses will run on two feeder routes. Feeder Route 7 will commence at the National University of Science and Technology (NUST) and terminate at the Metro Bus stop at the Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences (PIMS). Additionally, Feeder Route 4 will operate from PIMS to Bari Imam/Quaid-e-Azam University. The bus service will be available from 6 am to 10 pm.

The administration has decided to offer discounted fares to students and disabled individuals. During the meeting, it was also revealed that out of the 160 buses ordered, 30 have already arrived in Karachi, with the second batch of 70 buses expected in the coming weeks.

A charging station, capable of charging 12 buses at once, has been established at the Jinnah Convention Centre. A bus depot is currently under construction in Sector H-9 for parking purposes. The fare for the bus service is set at Rs. 50 per person.

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