40 more buses for Green Line project reach Karachi from China

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KARACHI: The second batch of Green Line buses arrived at the port of Karachi on Thursday, bringing the total number of buses to 80, FYR News reported.

The MV IVY Ocean freighter carrying 40 Greenline buses from China was scheduled to dock at the Karachi Port Trust (KPT) on October 14, but the arrival was delayed due to the unavailability of the birth of a giant ship at the KPT.

The MV IVY Ocean dropped anchor at the port of Karachi in the wee hours of Wednesday evening. With the arrival of 40 additional buses, a fleet of 80 buses has been completed

On October 4, the BRT Green Line test began on a 23 km road (from Surjani town to Numaish Chowrangi) after the PTI-led federal government inaugurated its test operation.

Read more: THE FIRST LOT OF BUS ON THE GREEN LINE REACHES THE PORT OF KARACHI

The test would continue at least a month before the launch of its commercial operation (opening to the general public) in November. The Prime Minister will launch the BRT project.

BRT green line project

The Karachi Green Line BRT project with intersections is 24 km long, including 12.7 km elevated, 10.9 km at ground level and 422 meters underground, and has 25 stations.

The Phase II Common Corridor from Gurumandir to the City Park is 2.5 km long and has two underpasses on the MA Jinnah Road.

The state-of-the-art underground bus terminal with parking and the commercial mezzanine has also been built at the Numaish intersection.

Construction work on Phase I of the project began in 2016.

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