Preparation to make Orange Line bus project operational ordered

KARACHI: (HRNW) Sindh Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah has directed the provincial transport minister to finalise preparations for launching Orange Line Metro Bus project in Karachi within the next three to four months, ARY News reported on Friday.

The directives were given by the Sindh CM Murad Ali Shah while chairing a high-level meeting to review transport-related issues of the Karachi.

It is said that the Sindh CM approved a summary for the allocation of $962 million funds for the transport services. The funds will be spent on the construction of underpasses for linking the Yellow Line and Red Line bus projects. A sub-committee is authorised to release the funds, it added.

The chief minister was informed that land for bus depots has been allotted in Surjani Town by the government.

During the meeting, CM Shah announced to lay foundation of Red Line rapid bus transport (RBT) project on August 14 this year. He said the provincial government is willing to resolve transport issues of Karachiites on priority basis.

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