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Lahore Launches Ladies-Only Buses To Curb Sexual Harassment

by VR Sreeraman on January 6, 2012 at 8:33 PM
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 Lahore Launches Ladies-Only Buses To Curb Sexual Harassment

Lahore has rolled out ladies-only bus service to save women from sexual harassment.

A Pakistan Muslim League -N member, Hamza Shabaz inaugurated the project, saying that 550 more buses would be launched if the project was successful in the city.

Three pink buses with female collectors but male drivers plied on three routes at standard ticket prices on January 5.

First Bus Service chief Muhammad Dastgir said the new venture aims at offering harassment-free travel to women, The Express Tribune reports.

He said the three buses would run from 6:30am to 7:30pm daily with ticket prices ranging between 15 and 35 rupees but fixed ten-rupee fare for students.

A Pakistani college student, Amna, lauded the project pointing out that women brave unwanted gazes from men everyday.

Kashf Foundation's gender empowerment and social advocacy assistant manager Nasir Mumtaz welcomed the project but called on the government to increase the number of buses and rope in private players.

The First Bus Service presently has over a hundred buses, including 38 CNG ones.

Source: ANI

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