QUICK IMPACT AGAINST COVID-19 in PAKISTAN
In the aftermath of COVID-19 outbreak and declaration of National Health Emergency in Pakistan, we collaborated with Punjab Masstransit (MetroBus) Authority.
In order to assess the protection and available safety measures for local commuters against COVID-19. Being the only most economic & time saving commute system available within the twin cities there were on average 120,000 passengers benefitting from the masstransit service on daily basis. Whereas this huge number results in mass gatherings at entry/exit stations and overcrowded buses which left commuters at the high risk of exposure to COVID-19.
Thus, after consultation with the local authority HAP installed hand sanitizers at respective 30 entry and exit points for the passengers and for more than 1,000 janitorial, ticketing and security staff serving at these stations. HA also oriented staff to make sure every passenger sanitizes hand before riding and after leaving bus. Thus enabling safe masstransit for more than 120,000 daily commuters reducing greater risk of exposure to COVID-19 ensuring hand hygiene.