KARACHI: A ship carrying the first batch of 42 Green Line BRT buses from China has anchored at the Karachi Port today on Sunday.
“Vessel carrying first lot of 42 Green line buses will dock KPT in a few minutes. Inshallah will unveil the state of art buses today at 3:30,” said a statement by Governor Sindh Imran Ismail.
Sindh Governor Imran Ismail will inspect the buses at the port. “Red carpet for the arrival of buses has been laid and I am excited to revive,” he said, adding that the wait is over thanks to Prime Minister Imran Khan.
The vessel with the much-awaited cargo of 40 Green Line buses anchored at berth number 10 of Karachi Port at 10:00am. A special ceremony will be held at the port in connection with the arrival of BRT buses.
The ceremony will be attended by Governor Sindh Imran Ismail, Federal Planning Minister Asad Umar, Maritime Affairs Minister Ali Zaidi and IT Minister Aminul Haq.
Vessel carrying first lot of 42 Green line buses will dock KPT in a few minutes. Inshallah will unveil the state of art buses today at 3:30. Red carpet for the arrival of buses has been laid and I am excited to revive. Thank u Prime Minister @ImranKhanPTI Tthe wait is over. pic.twitter.com/cG2GzPPcLX
— Imran Ismail (@ImranIsmailPTI) September 19, 2021
The second consignment of 40 more buses will reach Karachi by the end of October. Asad Umar earlier announced that the Green Line bus service will become operational in Karachi in November this year.
The Green Line BRT project with intersections is 24 kilometres long which includes 12.7 km elevated, 10.9 km at grade, and 422 meters underground, and has 25 stations. The construction work on Phase-I was started in 2016.
The phase-II common corridor from Gurumandir up to Municipal Park with a length of 2.5 km has two underpasses at M.A Jinnah Road. The state-of-art underground bus terminal with a parking facility and the commercial mezzanine floor was also being constructed at Numaish.