Plying environment-friendly hybrid buses would reduce environmental pollution: Parvez

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Governor CM Parvez Elahi

Chairs 21st meeting of PMA

Punjab Chief Minister Chaudhry Parvez Elahi has stated that plying environment-friendly hybrid buses would reduce environmental pollution and smog while passengers would benefit from a cheap and quality transportation system, he added. He an-nounced that exclusive bus stops would also be set up for women commuters in Lahore. He expressed these views while addressing the 21st meeting of the Punjab Masstransit Authority (PMA) was held un-der the chair of Punjab Chief Minister Chaudhry Parvez Elahi at his office on Monday. PMA Manag-ing Director briefed about the procurement of new buses.

The chief minister stated that new buses would have separate seats for women, blind and differently-abled commuters who would be provided seats near the bus entrance. Plying environment-friendly hy-brid buses would reduce environmental pollution and smog while passengers would benefit from a cheap and quality transportation system, he added. He announced that exclusive bus stops would also be set up for women commuters in Lahore.

The CM ordered to expedite the buses’ procurement process and said that a timeline should be set for the implementation of the decisions. The process should be completed without delay and a report be submit-ted while deciding necessary issues, he concluded.

Principal Secretary to CM Muhammad Khan Bhatti, authority members, MPAs including Col (R) Ghazanfar Abbas Shah, Khadija Umar, Shamim Aftab, Khawar Hayat, Ghazala Farid, secretary transport, chairman P&D, secretary finance, secre-tary PMA and others attended the meeting. On the other hand Chief Minister Punjab Chaudhry Parvez Elahi has congratulated the cabinet committee on law and order, police, administration and other law enforcement agencies for the best security arrange-ments on the occasion of the birth anniversary of Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah and Christ-mas.

In a statement issued on monday, the CM stated that line departments deserve accolades for their role in protecting the life and property of the people.