China Railway, AM Associates start work on Red Line BRT project in Karachi
KARACHI, March 20 (Gwadar Pro) – The Sindh provincial government has launched the construction of Karachi’s Red Line Bus Rapid Transport (BRT) project, a Joint venture (JV) of China Railway and AM Associates worth Pakistani Rs16 billion.
The Sindh provincial government will buy 250 buses from China soon for the project.
Trans Karachi – the operator of Karachi Breeze System, said on Saturday afternoon that the construction on Karachi Bus Rapid Transit Red Line started. In the first phase, the route from Tank Chowk near Malir Halt to Safoora Chowrangi will be completed, it added.
The Red Line will span 26 km from Safoora to Tower. It is expected to have an average daily ridership of 625,000 passengers.
The route of the 26-kilometer-long BRT Red Line project will connect Model Colony to Johar Complex en route Jinnah Avenue and Malir Cantt while the buses will run through University Road, Hassan Square and Numaish roundabout.
Twenty-four (24) stations would be constructed on this line which will run from Malir Halt to Numaish via Model Colony, Safoora Goth, King Cottages, Met Office, NED University, Safari Park, Nipa, Urdu University, Masjid Baitul Mukarram, Civic Centre, Askari Park, Dawood University and Society Office.
The Karachi commissioner told the meeting that 250 “state-of-the-art” bio-hybrid buses will run under Red Line BRT project to provide people with a zero-emission mass transit system.