Green Line BRT set to start in Karachi from October: Asad Umar

Headline Green Line BRT set to start in Karachi from October: Asad Umar

Minister for Planning, Development and Special Initiatives Asad Umar, on Tuesday, said that the Green Line Bus Rapid Transit System (BRT) service would become operational by October this year in Karachi.

“Prime Minister Imran Khan reviewed the progress of five federal projects under the Karachi Transformation Plan and said that the Green Line BRT would start from October this year,” he said in his tweet.

Umar said stormwater drains, sewage, and roads projects would be completed this fiscal year.

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The Minister added that construction of the K-IV water project, freight corridor projects and modern Karachi Circular Railway (KCR) would also start this fiscal year.

It is pertinent to mention that work on the Rs24 billion federal-funded project — formulated by the previous PML-N government — had started in February 2016 and was set to finish before the general election in July 2018.

It also merits a mention here that on completion, the Green Line project will only cover one stretch of the city between Merewether Tower and North Karachi.

The Green Line is just one element of ‘Karachi Breeze’. This project comprises four bus lines and promises a comprehensive transport solution in the city.

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