KARACHI - A Chinese company, Norinco International, has shown interest in operating a tram service in the city.

Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah has sent a proposal to the transport department in this regard.

The plan was put forward by a Norinco International delegation during a meeting with the chief minister at the CM House on Friday. The meeting was also attended by Transport Minister Nasir Hussain Shah and Transport Secretary Taha Farooqui.

The company showed interest in investment in the Brown Line bus rapid transport system and said it would run the transport system entirely on solar power and railway tracks. The chief minister was informed that a solar-powered transport system would help decrease pollution and save energy.

It is pertinent to mention here that a tram is usually a transport service run on railway tracks, but in the modern world it has been transformed into well-equipped bus services running on tracks.

Separately, Bishop Sadiq Daniel and Father Saleh Diego called on Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah at the CM House on Friday.  Talking to the visitors, the chief minister said the provincial government would stand by minorities.

The bishop assured the chief minister of complete support to provincial government’s efforts for interfaith harmony.