Free Women-only pink bus service began operating on Tuesday in the capital cities of Gilgit and Skardu as part of a ground-breaking initiative to ease their travel, according to the chief secretary of the area.
According to Mohyuddin Ahmad Wani, the chief minister of GB Khalid Khurshid inaugurated the project, which would operate the free pink service on four important routes between 6:00 am and 9:00 am and 1:00 pm and 3:00 pm.
Gilgit and Skardu each received three buses as part of the initial phase, but according to Wani, the government is working to expand the service to other towns in the hilly area.
“Traffic police have also been instructed to facilitate these buses on roads,” he added.
This is “great news for our daughters, sisters, and mothers of Gilgit-Baltistan. Now they will be able to travel in a safe and comfortable environment and go freely to their educational institutions, hospitals, and markets,” Mohyuddin Wani said.
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