49 buses for Orange Line BRT arrive at Karachi port

By Staff Reporter | The Express Tribune May 12, 2022

Sindh Minister for Information, Transport and Mass Transit Sharjeel Inam Memon on Wednesday said that 49 buses for Orange Line Bus Rapid Transport (BRT) Service have arrived at Karachi port.

"Congratulations Karachi. Complete fleet of Orange Line BRT (Abdul Sattar Edhi Line) and 49 busses (first phase) for Intradistrict people’s Bus service reached Karachi port," Memon wrote on his Twitter handle.

He said that the remaining buses are on their way and will reach in different phases within one month.

The Sindh minister also held a meeting with Trans Karachi (Project executing company), project consultant and contractors on the project and discussed issues and obstacles and way out to remove them.

The provincial minister directed to expedite infrastructure development work on the project saying that he will visit the project site on coming Saturday. He directed contractors to move the entire fleet and human resources to the project site and start the work in full flow from Saturday.

"The Sindh government will extend full cooperation to Trans Karachi and contractors. I myself and my entire team will extend 100 per cent support to you," the minister added.

He said that the Red Line project is the most important project for Karachi, which will improve the infrastructure of the city and provide a safe and comfortable commuting facility to the citizens.

Memon said that Trans Karachi should ensure to remove all obstacles in the project, not even a single day delay would be tolerated.

The transport department, giving a briefing to the chief minister, said that 95 per cent of work on the 3.8-kilometre orange line has been completed.

The BRT Orange Line starts from TMA Orangi to Jinnah University for Women near the Board Office.

Officials told the chief minister that SMTA is working on the Rs8 billion Peoples Intra-district bus service project. The NRTC will procure 250 buses, of which 240 would run in Karachi on seven routes and 10 in Larkana.

Officials said that 39 out of 644 bus shelters have been constructed at route three. To a question, the chief minister was told that 120 out of 250 buses have been shipped from Shanghai port.

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