Construction Work on Karachi Red Line BRT to Begin Next Year

Red Line BRT

Construction work on Karachi’s Red Line BRT project has been set to be started from next year in March, says Sindh Transport Minister.

On Thursday, Sindh Transport Minister Awais Qadir Shah said that construction work on Karachi’s Red Line BRT project will finally commence from next year March. According to the report, the Minister, while talking to the media said that the public transport sector was neglected in past but this time the provincial government was working resolutely to resolve public transport issues in the city.

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“Karachi’s Red Line BRT would be the country’s largest project and construction work on the project would start from next year in March 2020,” he added.

The BRT project which is part of the Karachi Breeze 112.9 km network of bus rapid transit lines is also included in the Prime Minister’s Karachi Transformation Plan.

Regarding the project, the transport minister informed that this is set to be the biggest local transport project in the country and will facilitate a large number of locals in a pocket-friendly and convenient manner.

The report further says that the Red Line BRT track will be 26 kilometers long, with 43 stations along the route, starting from Safoora and ending at Tower. The route is expected to cater to about 625,000 passengers per day.

The route of the 26-kilometer BRT 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.

However, the Karachi Bus Rapid Transit Red Line Project will be carried out in collaboration with the Asian Development Bank which would be the first-ever transport undertaking to be run with none subsidy by the federal government, whereas, large biking area will even be constructed together with the bus route.

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