The government is set to launch electric buses in the country to combat air pollution.
As per details, the federal government has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with private ride-hailing service to introduce electric vehicles in the country.
The MoU was signed by Minister of Science and Technology Fawad Hussain Chaudhary and CEO of bus hailing service in Islamabad on Tuesday, according to Radio Pakistan.
Under the MoU, the company will introduce electric battery-powered buses and also spend 12 billion rupees to expand its transport bus service in the country.
The federal cabinet meeting, held on November 4, had given approval to the draft policy of electric motor vehicles.
Minister for Science and Technology Fawad Chaudhary stated that the government is planning to earn approximately Rs. 10 billion through the use of green technology in the coming few years. He praised the Airlift team for their idea stating:
“These youngsters have pursued this entrepreneurship idea and have managed to raise funding for it. I always tell young people to focus more on entrepreneurship than seeking jobs.”
Currently, Airlift is offering its services in Lahore and Karachi whereas other metropolitan cities will also be targeted soon as part of their expansion plan.