Sindh govt mulls restoring intra-city public transport

Syed Murad Ali Shah to discuss Covid-19 measures with PM Imran, other top officials


​ Our Correspondent April 30, 2020
A file photo of lockdown in Karachi.

KARACHI: The intra-city public transport service in the province may soon be restored, as the Sindh government mulled the option during a meeting headed by Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah on Wednesday.

According to sources, the transport services operating within cities may become operational in the coming week. However, they added, inter-city transport services are unlikely to be reinstated any time soon.

The sources claimed that standard operating procedures (SOPs) have also been prepared to ease the lockdown and allow trade centres to carry out business activities. Public transporters will only be allowed to operate if they follow the necessary SOPs.

The final announcement regarding restrictions in the lockdown will be made by the CM, after consultations with cabinet members, health experts and administrative officials.

Major decisions will be made through national consensus, while the CM will also reach out to Prime Minister Imran Khan and other senior officials to discuss these matters.

Published in The Express Tribune, April 30th, 2020.

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