Shortage of KU point buses
Thousands of students of the Karachi University (KU) face immense problems in reaching the campus due to acute shortage of university point buses. Presently, there are just 27 point buses to cater to the needs of some 28,000 students and teachers, and the university urgently requires at least 80 more buses to facilitate its students, faculty and non-teaching staff.
Presently there are just 34 point buses in the fleet of the varsity and out of them only 27 are in working condition; and the bus-student ratio is just 1:1000. The point buses presently plying on various routes are dangerously overcrowded, as in the past some students lost their lives or got themselves injured after falling from these overcrowded buses.
According to the Transport Incharge, the students are charged just Rs 3 each, for a long time, despite the increasing price-hike and rise in fuel prices, and if funding position is not revisited and brought realistically upward, the fares might be increased which will definitely not a welcome step for the students. He underlined the need to make the funds available and make them more realistic to avoid any problems and to streamline the university transport system. — Karachi