The federal government is mulling to launch an electric train from Islamabad to Murree hill station. Federal Minister for Science Fawad Chaudhry said in a tweet that electric train from Islamabad airport to Murree is on the cards. “We have started a study on the project and also had a meeting with planning ministry over it,” he said.
Impact of Electric Train:
Chaudhry further stated that this project would change the whole landscape of travelling and tourism. The announcement is a series of policies by the government to promote electric vehicles in the country.
اسلام آبد میں 38 الیکٹرک بسوں کا منصوبہ اب EOI کی سطح پر آچکا ہے، اگلا اہم منصوبہ انشاللہ اسلام آباد ائرپورٹ سے مری تک الیکٹرک آٹومیٹک ٹرین کا ہے جس کی اسٹڈی شروع ہو گئ ہے اور پلاننگ منسٹری سے اس ضمن میں میٹنگ بھی ہو چکی ہے، انشاللہ اس پراجیکٹ سے سیاحت اور سفر کامنظر بدل جائیگا https://t.co/61iZjK69TV
— Ch Fawad Hussain (@fawadchaudhry) November 2, 2020
Electric Buses in Islamabad:
Earlier, the minister said that around 38 electric buses would start rolling on roads of the capital, Islamabad. The minister said that the government is on the fast track to bring electric public transport in the country. The government has recently signed two MoUs with two foreign companies to built electric buses. Both companies will bring investment and build manufacturing plants in Pakistan.
The minister said that this development would change the fate of the country, bring employment and prove to be great for the environment.
Electric Vehicle Charging Stations and Public Transport:
Federal Minister for Science and Technology Fawad Chaudhry has said that the government will install electric vehicle charging stations on all motorways. He was speaking at the ceremony to sign a MoU between science ministry and British Company, EGV Limited. Both sides have signed the MoU to build electric buses in the country.
“In next two to three years, the entire motorway network will shift to EV charging,” the federal minister said.
Talking to media, he further said that EGV is Europe’s largest bus manufacturing company, and will make electric buses in Pakistan. “This is the second agreement of current government with a foreign company,” he said.
In the first phase, the buses will run in three major cities of the country, i.e., Islamabad, Karachi and Lahore.
Meanwhile, you can check out used Electric Vehicles for sale in Pakistan.