Karachi Green Line to become operational from Dec 25: Umar

PM Imran to inaugurate project after two-weeks trial


Our Correspondent November 28, 2021
PHOTO: TWITTER/@Asad_Umar

ISLAMABAD:

Federal Minister for Planning, Development and Special Initiatives Asad Umar on Sunday announced that the Karachi Green Line project will be ready for a trial run in the next 10 days.

The minister took to his official Twitter handle to state that the project was reviewed in “detail” on Saturday.

“After the trial run Prime Minister Imran Khan will come to Karachi and inaugurate the project,” Umar wrote.

Furthermore, after a trial of “about two weeks” the commercial operation will launch on December 25, he maintained.

Earlier this year the first consignment of 40 Green Line Bus Rapid Transit System (BRT) —the port city’s first mass transit system — buses arrived from China.

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The work on the Rs24 billion federal-funded project — conceived by the previous Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) government — had started in February 2016 and was scheduled to finish before the general election in July 2018.

The incumbent PTI government too has given several deadlines but has yet to perform the ribbon-cutting on the project.

In August, Umar had said that the Green Line service in Karachi will become operational by October this year.

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