49 buses for Orange Line Bus Rapid Transport (BRT) Service have arrived at Karachi port, said Sindh Minister for Information, Transport and Mass Transit Sharjeel Inam Memon.
“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,” Sharjeel Memon shared on Twitter.
He stated that the remaining buses are on their way and will arrive in different phases in one month.
Sharjeel Memon also met with Trans Karachi (Project executing company), project adviser, and contractors on the project and extensively discussed issues and complications and how to eliminate them.
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The provincial minister added that preparations of a design for integration of the Orange Line BRT into the Green Line had already been ordered to make it cost-effective and easy for travellers and reduce the burden of subsidy on the Sindh government.
The minister also directed to speed up infrastructure development work on the project, adding that he will visit the site on coming Saturday. He ordered the 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. My entire team and I will extend 100 percent support to you,” Memon added.
Moreover, the minister said that the Red Line project is critical for Karachi, which will increase the city’s infrastructure, providing a secure and comfortable traveling facility for the people.
He said that Trans Karachi should remove all hindrances in the project, adding that not even a single-day delay would be tolerated.
Meanwhile, CEO TransKarachi Wasif Ijlal told the meeting that four kilometers from Tank Chowk to Safoora Chowrangi on Jinnah Avenue Malir cantonment had been distributed into two priority sections given to the contractors for putting the infrastructure of the BRT Red Line.