Karachi: Haleem Adil Sheikh, the Leader of the Opposition in the Sindh Assembly, congratulated Prime Minister Imran Khan on Sunday for providing decent transportation to inhabitants of the provincial capital as a fleet of 40 buses arrived in Karachi to be used under the Green Line Bus Service.
According to Sheikh, who is also the central vice president of Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf, the people of Karachi would now be free of crumbling, worn-out buses owing to the federal government, which will not put Karachiites at the mercy of an inefficient Sindh government. PTI workers also conducted a symbolic protest in the metropolis, brandishing photos of old, worn-out Sindh government buses.
He stated that the Karachi Circular Railway would be inaugurated in a few days and that the major water supply project K-IV would be another gift from the PTI government to Karachi once completed.
He stated that the Sindh government spent Rs. 1.161 billion on transportation and road construction during its 13-year rule, with Rs3.11 billion set aside for the purpose in the 2020-21 budget.
He said that Rs. 6.46 billion extra had been given for the transport industry in the current financial year 2021-22, but that all of the projects were still only announcements and that nothing had changed on the ground.
The 3.9-kilometre Orange Line, the shortest transport service of Bus Rapid Transit System (BRTS) in Karachi, was inaugurated on June 11, 2016, with an estimated cost of Rs. 1.14 billion but the project remained incomplete despite passage of over four years, he said.