Karachi: According to news reports, Sindh Governor Imran Ismail said on Monday (October 4) that the Green Line Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) will begin operations next month. The second shipment of 40 buses is expected to arrive in Karachi on October 13.
According to the details, the first cargo of 40 buses arrived in Karachi in September, and the drivers are nearing the end of their training. Prime Minister Imran Khan is expected to open the BRT project after the next 40 buses arrive in Karachi.
After minor final details are taken care of, Sindh Governor is hopeful that the BRT would deliver services to Karachiites. The governor further stated that BRT is a world-class initiative with the same quality and services as those found in industrialised countries. Some have speculated that the Green Line BRT’s stations and services are similar to those of London’s ‘Metro Service.’
According to information shared regarding the Green Line BRT project, the metro service will run from KESC Powerhouse Chowrangi in Surjani Town to Merewether Tower. Nagan Chowrangi, Nazimabad, North Nazimabad, and Gurumandir will all be served by the bus.
Furthermore, according to the governor, the bus service will include 23 kilometres of dedicated tracks, including an 11-kilometer elevated portion. Sindh Governor Ismail highlighted the benefits of BRT, stating that the project will include specific services for differently abled people and senior residents. Every bus will have wheelchair-accessible automated stairwells.