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Karachi’s Green Line bus project to start commercial operation on Dec 25: Asad Umar

Karachi’s Green Line bus project to start commercial operation on December 25!

Planning Minister Asad Umar on Sunday hinted at the much delayed Green Line bus project is finally getting close to its completion.

In a tweet, Umar said that the project will be ready for a trial operation within the next 10 days, following which it will be formally inaugurated by Prime Minister Imran Khan and then its commercial activities could begin.

“I conducted a detailed review of the Karachi Green Line project yesterday (Saturday). With the grace of Allah, this project will be ready for trial operation in the next 10 days,” he added.

 

At least, 40 buses for the Green Line project arrived in the port city in October from China, raising the number of buses to 80.

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The project is supposed to facilitate the travel of approximately 300,000 passengers daily.

GreenLine BRT project with intersections is 24km long which includes 12.7km elevated, 10.9km 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 2.5km has two underpasses at M A Jinnah Road.

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

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