Minister of Transport Inaugurates the First Public Transport Bus Stations with Electric Charging

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The Minister of Transport HE Jassim Saif Ahmed Al Sulaiti inaugurated Al Sudan Bus Station, which is equipped with electric charging equipment, in a step that supports the strategy of switching to electric vehicles that the Ministry developed in cooperation with bodies concerned. This came during an event held yesterday at the site of the station, attended by Minister of Municipality HE Dr. Abdullah bin Abdulaziz bin Turki Al Subaie, Minister of Environment and Climate Change, Sheikh Dr. Faleh bin Nasser bin Ahmed bin Ali Al Thani, President of Public Works Authority (Ashghal), Dr. Eng. Saad bin Ahmad Al Muhannadi, and President of Qatar General Electricity & Water Corporation (KAHRAMAA) Eng. Essa bin Hilal Al-Kuwari.

In this occasion HE the Minister said that inaugurating the first out of eight public transit bus stations comes in the context of the Public Bus Infrastructure Program that aims at creating an integrated and sustainable public transit network to cover all urban areas through a coherent transportation that includes public transit buses, the Doha Metro and the Lusail Tram that will open soon.

The minister added that five more public transit bus stations will be inaugurated before this year’s end at Lusail, Gharrafa, the Education City, Al Wakra and the Industrial Area, as well as two more stations; the Central West Bay and Msheireb, will be inaugurated in 2022 and all those facilities are equipped with electric public bus charging infrastructure.

 

Source: Government of Qatar