Commissioner reviews work of 26km Redline Corridor

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Commissioner Karachi Muhammad IqbaL Memon chaired a meeting to review the work of shifting of utilities from Redline Corridor of 26 kilometer planned to be started work of construction.

The project of Red line corridor from Malir Halt to Numaish via Safoora, MET office , University, Shareqaudeen will be implemented by the Sindh Government with the financial support of ADB.Representatives of the TransKarachi briefed the Commissioner Karachi about the project. Deputy Commissioners south Irshad Sodhar and East Asif Jan Siddiqui officials of KMC, DMCs Water and Sewerage Board, and representatives of utility organisations including K Electric, Sui Southern Gas Company , PTCL and  NTC attended the meeting.

The meeting reviewed the work of shifting of utilities from the corridor .Commissioner asked the organisations to extend all possible support and to carry out shifting of utilities from the corridor so as to timely start of work of construction on the corridor which is schedule to be started in the December in the current year.

It was told the meeting by the TransKarachi representatives that the all process of tendering has been completed for the start of construction of work on the corridor in the month of December  this year.It was further told the meeting that the estimated cost of the project is 500 million US dollar.

There would be 250 biogas buses which are being introduced on the redline. The route will have 22 stations from Malir Halt to Numaish via Safoora, MET office and University road. It would be a unique corridor with that would have also the ways for pedestrians as well as bicycle riders.

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