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30 China-made electric buses arrive in Islamabad for two new routes

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A fleet of 30 electric buses made by Chinese bus maker Higer Bus has arrived in Islamabad for commercial service.

Islamabad has welcomed the first shipment of Chinese-made electric buses, which represents a big advancement in providing sustainable public transport choices and enhancing urban mobility. Two feeder routes of the Metro Bus Service will be served by these buses.

The routes consist of:

Feeder Route 7: This Metro bus route connects the Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences (PIMS) bus stop with the National University of Science and Technology (NUST).

Route 4 for feeders: Bari Imam/Quaid-e-Azam University to PIMS.

There is a special price reduction available for students and people with impairments. The hours of operation for the service are 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. There will be 160 buses in all; the first 30 have already arrived, and the other buses will arrive over the next few weeks. In Sector H-9, a bus depot for parking is being built, and a charging station with the capacity to charge twelve buses at once has been installed at the Jinnah Convention Centre. The bus service has a fixed fare of Rs. 50 per person. This project is a huge advancement for environmentally friendly transportation in Islamabad!

Read more: Quetta’s Green Bus Service Launched With 8 Eco-Friendly Buses

Electric buses are a desirable option for eco-friendly urban transportation since they provide a number of advantages.

  • No Emissions:

Zero tailpipe emissions from electric buses greatly lower air pollution and enhance city air quality.

Electric buses help create a better atmosphere and cleaner air than diesel buses, which release hazardous pollutants into the atmosphere.

  • Reduced Running Expenses:

When compared to their diesel counterparts, electric buses have cheaper operational costs:

  • Maintenance:

Since there are fewer parts in an electric bus, there are less maintenance costs.

  • Fuel:

Compared to refuelling diesel buses, charging electric buses is less expensive. All things considered, operating costs for electric buses can be reduced by up to 50%

  • Passenger Comfort and Noise Reduction:

In cities, noise pollution is decreased by the silent operation of electric buses.

People ride in comfort and tranquilly, which increases the appeal of public transit.

  • Sustainability:

Electric buses contribute to the reduction of dependency on fossil fuels by utilising electricity from renewable sources (such as solar or wind power).

They support a more sustainable future by assisting in the electrification of transportation.

  • Benefits to Health and Better Air Quality:

In cities, diesel bus exhaust emissions are hazardous to human health. Zero-emission electric buses contribute to better living conditions and lower mortality rates.

Sustainable public transport networks reduce air pollution, protecting the health of their users.

In conclusion, electric buses are a promising option for greener and more effective urban transportation since they provide social, economic, and environmental benefits.

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