KU inducts eight new buses to ease chronic transport crisis.

KARACHI -- Students risking their life every day in commuting to Karachi University (KU) might get some relief in coming days as eight new buses purchased by the university a year back were finally added to its transport fleet on Tuesday.

Sources said the buses were purchased last year in February under a project approved by the Higher Education Commission (HEC) in 2017. Their induction was delayed for want of registration and insurance.

According to university officials, this is the first time that buses were 'purchased' by the university. Earlier, KU used to get buses in donation.

'Their induction was delayed due to lack of registration and insurance. We had been waiting for the release of funds which have now been made available by the university's finance department,' Dr Qadeer Mohammad Ali, looking after the university's transport, explained.

He agreed with concerns over a dilapidated transport system that endangers students' life daily and said this new induction was absolutely insufficient.

'The current fleet only provides transport to six per cent of the students. I must say if successive university administrations had...

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