Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif performed the groundbreaking for the Green Line Bus Rapid Transit System on Friday, in Karachi. The Green Line Bus Service is the first ever Rapid Transit system to be started by the federal government.
The Green Line Bus Rapid Transit System is a major milestone to decongest and upgrade the overburdened transport infrastructure of Karachi; it will also reduce the travel time and cost for Karachi residents, PM House statement stated on Thursday.
The project will be completed in about a year’s time. The Green Line Rapid Transit System would begin from Surjani Town and end at the Municipal Park M.A. Jinnah Road.
After its culmination, the corridor will be benefitting over 300,000 passengers every day. The approximate corridor cost is Rs. 16, 085 million. The overall funding has also been provided the by the federal government.
Karachi Infrastructure Development Company Limited (KIDCL) has been amalgamated under the Board of Directors consisting of project stakeholders, senior government functionaries and technical directors, in order to take independent responsibility for the project.
Upon his arrival at the PAF Faisal base, the PM was given a warm welcome by Governor Sindh Dr Ishratul Ibad and Sindh Chief Minister Qaim Ali Shah. Chief Secretary, DG Sindh Rangers, the provincial home minister and IG Sindh Police were also present at the base.
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