Public transport resumes in Karachi after ban is lifted
After the lifting of the ban on public transport during the Sindh lockdown, public transport was reinstated Wednesday in Karachi.
Today onwards, public transport has been restored in the cities of Sindh, though vehicles of different routes are operating on Karachi highways.
The tradition of following the transporters’ orders to wear masks is not observed while passengers are often seen to be traveling without masks.
Sindh Transport Minister Avais Shah has warned that those vehicles that do not have masks and chest teasers should be avoided.
It may be recalled that yesterday the Sindh government had allowed intra-city public transport and online ride-hailing services to resume operation with strict standard operating procedures (SOPs) from tomorrow.
As per the SOPs, transporters will not be permitted to board additional passengers, although wearing masks and washing hands with sanitizers will be mandatory.
Both buses will operate from designated stations and in a ride-hailing service, only two people will be able to sit. Three passengers must however be required to sit in the event of an emergency.