KARACHI: The Sindh government renamed on Tuesday an under-construction mass transit system after late philanthropist Abdul Sattar Edhi in recognition of his services to humanity.
The Orange Line Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) was named as ‘Abdul Sattar Edhi Line’ by the provincial transport minister, Nasir Hussain Shah, in a ceremony at the Matric Board Office interchange on Tuesday.
Edhi Foundation head and son of Edhi, Faisal Edhi, was also present on the occasion. He expressed gratitude to the provincial government for paying tribute to his father.
According to the transport minister, the move was taken on the directives of Pakistan Peoples Party chairperson Bilawal Bhutto-Zardari to honour Edhi for the rescue, relief and welfare network that he [Edhi] established across the country and offshore.
The Orange Line BRT project was inaugurated by former Sindh chief minister Qaim Ali Shah in June this year.
It will run from Orangi Town to the Board Office, from where it will join the Green Line BRT, which is also under construction, through a rotary flyover.
The 3.9-kilometre-long project costs Rs1.14 billion and has been funded by the provincial authorities.
Published in The Express Tribune, December 14th, 2016.