In a first-of-its-kind project, a women-only free-of-cost bus service has been launched in Gilgit-Baltistan. 

The pink bus service, inaugurated by Gilgit-Baltistan (G-B) Chief Minister Khalid Khursheed, will operate on four key routes in Gilgit and Skardu between 6:00 am to 9:00 am and 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm.

Female students, doctors, teachers, lawyers and other professionals will benefit from women-only bus service, said the chief secretary in a statement.

Mohyuddin Ahmad Wani, the region’s chief secretary, said that service will be expanded to other cities as well.

“Traffic police have also been instructed to facilitate these buses on roads,” he added.