KARACHI: Yellow Line is a bus lane for the BRT system, about 26 kilometres long, starting from Dawood Chowrangi in Landhi and stretching till Regal Chowk in Saddar via Korangi Road, FTC Flyover, Sharae Quaideen, Numaish and People’s Secretariat Chowrangi.
Sixteen kilometres of the tracks will be dedicated entirely to the BRT and no traffic will be allowed. Four kilometres will be elevated tracks and another six kilometres will be mixed with the traffic after Kala Pul on Sharae Faisal.
No green light for Yellow Line BRT so far
The Jam Sadiq Ali Bridge in Korangi will be widened from four lanes to eight lanes while two other flyovers will be constructed on the tracks. The Yellow Line will have 24 stations and 24 overhead bridges. The BRT is offering an average speed of 30 kilometres per hour. The project has three components — infrastructure building, operation of buses and maintenance and fare collections — that will be looked after by the CUEC.
The estimated cost of the project is around Rs14 billion and the estimated time of completion is two years. There will be around 85 buses on this line, facilitating approximately 150,000 passengers.
Published in The Express Tribune, June 16th, 2016.
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