The Sindh Government, led by the Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP), started the ‘Peoples Bus Service’ in Karachi. According to the information, these Red Buses would operate on 11 various routes around the city, connecting Karachi to Larkana as well as important residential hubs, and industrial and economic districts.
Note that Peoples Bus Service is a different initiative from the network of BRT lines. The Sindh Government will introduce 240 buses on various routes around Karachi as part of the Peoples Bus Service.
Peoples Bus Service includes routes connecting significant places in Karachi, as well as Centralized Air-Conditioned Red Buses for commuters. Each bus seats around 40 people and includes designated seating for women.
Peoples Bus Service Karachi Fares
The Sindh Government has established a minimum fee of Rs. 25 and a maximum charge of Rs. 55, depending on the route of the Peoples Bus Service. However, the fee for Route 9 has since been doubled and now costs Rs. 100 to compensate for the route’s 58-kilometer expansion.
Peoples Bus Service Karachi Routes
It should be noted that all routes listed below are operating unless there is ongoing bus repair or road closure for whatever reason. Please keep in mind that the routes shown here were last updated on April 19, 2023.
- Route 1 – Model Colony to Tower
- Route 2 – North Karachi to Landhi
- Route 3 – Nagan Chowrangi to Singer Chowrangi
- Route 4 – Power House Chowrangi to Tower
- Route 5 – Surjani Town to Masroor Base
- Route 6 – Gulshan-e-Bihar Orangi to Singer Chowrangi
- Route 7 – Mosamiyat to Baldia Town
- Route 8 – Larkana City
- Route 9 – Gulshan-e-Hadeed to Tower
- Route 10 – Numaish to Sea View
- Route 11 – Ziauddin Hospital to Meeran Naka, Lyari
Route 1 – Model Colony to Tower
From Model Colony to Tower, this 29.5-kilometer route passes by Malir Halt, Colony Gate, Nata Khan Bridge, Drig Road Station, PAF Base Faisal, Laal Kothi, Karsaz, Nursery, FTC, Regent Plaza, JPMC, Cant Station, Metropole, Regal Chowk, and Aram Bagh. Furthermore, when completed, the route will contain 38 bus stops.
Route 2 – North Karachi to Landhi
This road connects Nagan Chowrangi, Shafiq Morr, Sohrab Goth, Gulshan Chowrangi, NIPA, Johar Morr, COD, Drig Road Station, Colony Gate, Shah Faisal Colony, Singer Chowrangi, and Landhi Road in North Karachi. Furthermore, when completed, the line will include 30 stops to give commuters simple access.
Route 3 – Nagan Chowrangi to Singer Chowrangi
This is a 33-kilometer route that includes Anda Morr, North Nazimabad Town, KDA Chowrangi, Nazimabad Town, Liaquatabad 10 Number, Eissa Nagri, Civic Center, National Stadium, Karsaz, Nursery, FTC, Korangi Road, KPT Interchange, and Shan Chowrangi.
Route 4 – Power House Chowrangi to Tower
The new Route 4 (R-4) is currently a part of the Red Line Bus Service, which will run in Karachi under the People Bus Service. This route will begin at Power House Chowrangi and will continue to Nagan Chowrangi, Shafiq Mor, Sohrab Goth, Shahrah-e-Pakistan, Aisha Manzil, Lalo Khait, Teen Hati, Guru Mandir, Numaish, Civil Hospital, City Court, Light House, Bolton Market, and Tower.
Route 5 – Surjani Town to Masroor Base
Surjani Town to Masroor Base is 28.2 kilometers long and passes via New Karachi, Shafiq Morr, KMDC, Ziauddin Chowrangi, KDA Chowrangi, Musa Colony, Manghopir, SITE Area, and Gulbai.
Route 6 – Gulshan-e-Bihar Orangi to Singer Chowrangi
This route includes Orangi Town, Banaras, Paposh Nagar, SITE Area, Golimar, Garden, PIB Colony, Jail Chowrangi, Bahadurabad, Baloch Colony, Mahmoodabad, Manzoor Colony, DHA Phase 1, KPT Interchange, and Shan Chowrangi and spans 29.6 kilometers from Gulshan-e-Bihar Orangi to Singer Chowrangi.
Route 7 – Mosamiyat to Baldia Town
The 28.9-kilometer route from Mosamiyat to Baldia Town comprises Gulzar-e-Hijri, Gulshan-e-Iqbal, Federal B Area, North Nazimabad, Orangi Town, and Qaddafi Stadium.
Route 8 – Larkana City
The route would go from Larkana Junction to the Larkana Depot through the Civil Hospital, Shahi Bazaar, Naudero Chowk, Municipal Stadium, 7 Naka Bridge, Abro Colony, and Central Jail.
Route 9 – Gulshan-e-Hadeed to Tower
Allah Wali Chowrangi, Steel Town, Port Qasim Chowrangi, Manzil Petrol Pump, Quaidabad, Malir City, Malir Halt, Colony Gate, Natha Khan Bridge, Drig Road Station, PAF Base Faisal, Lal Kothi, Karsaz, Nursery, FTC, Metropole, Press Club, Arts Council, Jang Press, and City Station are all part of Route No 9.
Previously, this bus route run from Gulshan-e-Hadid to Malir Halt.
Route 10 – Numaish to Sea View
The 12-kilometer road connects Numaish with M.A. Jinnah Road. Metropole, Khayaban-e-Iqbal, Teen Talwar, Park Tower, Bilawal Chowrangi, Khayaban-e-Saadi, Marine Promenade, Dolmen Mall Clifton, and Seaview McDonald’s are all nearby.
Route 11 – Shireen Jinnah Colony to Meeran Naka, Lyari
This 12.5-kilometer path connects Bilawal Chowrangi, Boat Basin, US Consulate General, Mauripur, Keamari, and Lyari.