Thursday, October 21, 2021

40 more buses for Green Line project reaches Karachi

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KARACHI: Another fleet of 40 Green Line buses arrived at Karachi Port on Thursday, bringing the total number of buses to 80, ARY News reported.

Cargo vessel name MV IVY  Ocean carrying 40 Greenline buses from China, anchored at the Karachi Port at 21:00.

With the arrival of 40 more buses, a fleet of 80 buses has been completed

On October 4, the test run of the Green Line BRT began on 23-km route (Surjani Town to Numaish Chowrangi) after the PTI-led federal government inaugurated its trial operation.

Read More: FIRST BATCH OF GREEN LINE BUSES REACHES KARACHI PORT

The test run would continue for at least one month before the launch of its commercial operation (opening for the public at large) in November. Prime Minister will launch the BRT project.

Green Line BRT project

Karachi’s Green Line BRT project with intersections is 24 km long which includes 12.7 km elevated, 10.9 km at grade, and 422 meters underground, and has 25 stations.

The phase-II common corridor from Gurumandir up to Municipal Park with a length of 2.5 km has two underpasses at M.A Jinnah Road.

The state-of-art underground bus terminal with a parking facility and the commercial mezzanine floor was also constructed at Numaish intersection.

The construction work on Phase-I of the project was started in 2016.

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