Karachi: According to reports released on September 3, the Sindh government has chosen to build the Yellow Line Bus Rapid Transit (BRT), which would connect Korangi and Numaish. With World Bank funding, the government will undertake the project through the Transport and Mass Transit Department (TMTD) and the Sindh Mass Transit Authority (SMTA) (WB).
According to the information provided, the corridor will be 21 kilometres long and will have 28 stops, nine underpasses, two bus terminals, and two flyovers. The project’s overall cost was expected to be USD 438.9 million. Furthermore, the projected bus fleet for the Yellow Line BRT – Karachi Mobility Project – would include 268 diesel-hybrid vehicles. Along the route, it is projected to enhance transit travel times, dependability, safety, and mobility.
The authority hopes to solve the growing population’s transportation issues through this project. On a daily basis, 300,000 people are projected to use the initiative.
The consultant contract for the Yellow Line BRT project was granted to Dar-al-Handasah, a multinational business, and National Engineering Services Pakistan (NESPAK). The firms will create a comprehensive design, get funding, and oversee the project’s development. Imran Bhatti, the project director, claimed that the construction of BRT will offer residents with dependable and safe transportation options.