Karachi citizens take pleasure trips on Green Line buses


It’s Sunday and you want to enjoy some form of outdoor entertainment, especially after you’ve spent the whole week in the office or at home.

Some Karachi netizens discovered a new leisure activity on Sunday, the day after the Karachi Green Line bus project opened to the public on December 25.

They boarded the 18-meter-long articulated buses and traveled from Surjani town to Numaish to Saddar, then on the way back or vice versa.

The Karachi Green Line project was inaugurated by Prime Minister Imran Khan on December 10. After the 15-day trial period, the service began business operations on Saturday, December 25, which coincides with the birthday of Quaid-e-Azam Mohammad Ali Jinnah, the country’s founder.

Children wait in a Green Line station to board the bus.

Most of the people who traveled on the Green Line buses on Sunday were women and children.

One woman called the service “extraordinary” and thanked the Federal and Sindh governments.

“It was a Sunday and we decided to go out with the family. We got on Abdullah Chowk’s bus and now we have arrived at Numaish,” a teenage girl told SAMAA TV.

The Numaish underground terminal is a special attraction of the project. It has been dubbed the biggest and most splendid underground passage in Karachi.

Two women said they started their journey from Surjani town and were returning home after visiting the Numaish terminal.

A Green Line bus parked at the terminal.
A Green Line bus parked at the terminal.

On Saturday, the governor of Sindh Imran Ismail took a ride in a green line bus. “The government has kept its promises,” he said.

Initially, the vehicles will remain on the roads for four hours from 8 a.m. to noon. Out of 80 buses, 25 will be used first and the price of a trip will vary between Rs15 and Rs55.

The Green Line route is Surjani, New Karachi, KDA Chowrangi, Sakhi Hasan, North Nazimabad and Nazimabad, then Numaish. For now, however, limited stations have been opened to the public as work on some stops and tracks is still ongoing.

The service will begin full operations from January 10.


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