In a significant move towards eco-friendly transportation and improved public convenience, Sharjeel Memon, the Transport Minister for Sindh, announced the provincial government’s plan to introduce an electric taxi service in Karachi. The announcement, which came during a transportation meeting, also included the introduction of pink taxis, specifically designed to serve female passengers.
The initial phase of this ambitious project will witness the deployment of over 200 electric taxis, with 50 vehicles specifically earmarked as pink taxis for women. The unique initiative is a response to the need for reliable and secure transportation options for women in the city.
Addressing the rising fares of existing ride-hailing services, Memon stated that the introduction of an affordable electric taxi service has become increasingly necessary. The upcoming service will not only ensure budget-friendly transportation, but also promote environmental sustainability through the adoption of electric vehicles, he explained.
Highlighting the complex challenges faced by Sindh’s public transportation sector, Memon affirmed that the government is committed to resolving these issues. The launch of the new electric taxi service forms part of a broader strategy to provide the residents of Karachi with modern, convenient, and environmentally-friendly commuting options.