Govt announces to introduce electric buses to combat air pollution
ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI)’s Information Secretary Ahmad Jawad in a statement on Friday said the government had decided to introduce electric buses in the country to cope with the issue of air pollution.
He said bids would be opened for award of contracts for the renewable energy projects.
The PTI information secretary said the government had also invited bids for setting up renewable energy projects in the country to tap the investment potential of 40 billion dollar, eyeing 30 percent renewable energy in the system by 2030 and together with hydroelectric power to be 60-65 percent of the energy mix.
He said the stock market was witnessing bullish trend because of economic stability.
“The Pakistan Stocks Exchange outperforms the world’s leading stock markets during the last three months because of the government’s measures to stabilize the economy,” he said.
Ahmad Jawad said round the clock opening of Torkham border had increased Pakistan’s exports to Afghanistan by 64 percent.
The information secretary said the Punjab government would build two small dams in South Punjab.
In Oct, the government of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa had introduced bicycle-sharing system for the commuters travelling through the much-delayed Peshawar Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) system.
Passengers could use these for travelling between 30 Zu bicycle stations and BRT stations.
The bicycle-sharing is the distinct feature in Peshawar BRT project, which has not been introduced with any other BRT system in the country. The KP government had said that construction of bicycle track along the BRT corridor would provide healthy and pollution-free environment.
For this purpose, 360 bicycles have been bought from China. Seats of the cycles are adjustable so that people of different heights could easily mount on it. It also has automatic LED lights and reflectors.
After registration and submitting security deposit, travelers would be able to rent the bicycle through Zu smartcard or mobile application.