KARACHI: A total of 49 buses for the Orange Line Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) project and Intra-District Peoples Bus Service reached Karachi port.
Sindh Transport and Information Minister Sharjeel Inam Memon tweeted that the remaining buses were on the way and they would reach in different phases within one month.
Memon also held a meeting with TransKarachi, the company executing the project, and directed to initiate the construction work by Saturday.
The project consultant, contractors and other transport department officials were also present in the meeting. The provincial minister discussed issues faced by the project and way to remove them.
Sindh Transport Secretary Abdul Haleem Sheikh, Sindh Mass Transit Authority Managing Director (MD) Capt (retd) Altaf Hussain Sario, TransKarachi CEO Wasif Ejlal, CFO Jatan Kumar, GM Project Director Syed Murtaza Asghar, Project Consultant Sohail Abidi and others attended the meeting.
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The minister directed the company to expedite the infrastructure development work on the project, saying that he would visit the project site on coming this weekend
He directed the contractors of the project to move entire fleet and human resources to the project site and start work on the project on Saturday.
He stressed that the project should be completed in two years. He said the Sindh government will extend full cooperation to TransKarachi and contractors.
The foundation stone for the Orange Line BRT was laid in June 2016 by then Sindh chief minister Syed Qaim Ali Shah but remains incomplete.
The provincial government had given the deadline of November 2021 to the Sindh Mass Transit Authority (SMTA) and contractors to complete the construction of the Orange Line BRT track.
The provincial minister has directed the SMTA to get the civil and electric works for the Orange Line BRT completed the end of this month.
The Orange Line BRT has been renamed as Abdul Sattar Edhi Line. The BRT Orange Line starts from TMA Orangi to Jinnah University for Women near the Board Office.