Bus service just for women in Islamabad, Rawalpindi

November 12th, 2010 - 12:24 pm ICT by IANS  

Islamabad, Nov 12 (IANS) A bus service only for women has been started in the twin cities of Rawalpindi and Islamabad. The buses sport stickers that say: “Decent public transport for women”.

The bus service was inaugurated at the Traffic Headquarters at Race Course in Rawalpindi Thursday.

The bus drivers have been provided with special caps and nameplates. Stickers saying “decent public transport for women” were pasted on the buses.

Daily Times quoted an official, Muhammad Azam, as saying that initially 10 buses will be included in the fleet.

He said the pilot project has been launched for 40 days on an experimental basis and special training has been imparted to the bus staff so that they can deal with the women with respect and dignity.

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