Chinese bus manufacturers Zhongtong will provide 100 units of 18-meter-long buses for Green Line and Orange Line Bus Rapid Transport (BRT) projects in Karachi.
The Chinese company has recently secured an order to provide buses that will be in green and orange colours.
GreenLine and Orange Line Bus Rapid Transport (BRT) projects on completion will provide the people of the metropolis a badly-needed comfortable mode of transportation besides easing traffic congestion.
Federal Minister of Planning and Development Asad Umar had also shared the update in a tweet.
He said that it is currently being tested by Chinese authorities for mechanical and safety issues. Once the inspection is completed, a total of 80 buses will be shipped to Karachi and added to Green Line’s fleet.
The mass transit project is expected to become operational this year.
It is expected to facilitate over 300,000 passengers on a daily basis.
کراچی گرین لائن ٹرانسپورٹ منصوبے کے لئے پروٹو ٹائپ بس چائنہ میں تیار کر لی گئی. انسپیکشن منظوری کے بعد 80 بسوں کی تعمیر شروع ہو جائے گی اور انشاءاللہ جولائی کے آخر یا اگست کے شروع میں یہ بسیں کراچی پہنچ جائیں گی pic.twitter.com/1KNUpFnzTW— Asad Umar (@Asad_Umar) April 26, 2021
The construction of the project started in January 2016 by Karachi’s Infrastructural Development Company (KIDC).
And nearly five years later, it remains incomplete.