Minister gives one month target to operationalize BRT Orange line



Provincial Minister for Information, Transport and Mass Transit Sharjeel Inam Memon has given a one-month target to Sindh Mass Transit Authority to operational Orange Line.

A meeting was held on Friday under the chair of Provincial Minister for Information, Transport and Mass Transit Sharjeel Memon in which Secretary Transport Sindh Abdul Haleem Sheikh, MD Sindh Mass Transit Authority Altaf Saryo and other officials of authority participated. The Minister sought  all the issues and hindrances  in the BRT Orange Line project .

He directed Secretary Transport Sindh to hold meeting with Sindh Infrastructure Development Company Limited to expedite the pace work on Orange. He added that he would personally talk to Federal Minister for Planning  Ahsan Iqbal so that the project could be operationalize.

He said that the Orange Line should be made operational in a month to facilitate safe and comfortable travelling  to the citizens of Orangi Town and adjoining areas. During the meeting, the provincial minister was given a detailed briefing on the mandate of Sindh Mass Transit Authority and mass transit projects .

Giving a detailed briefing on Karachi Circular Railway, Blue Line, Brown Line , and other BRTs of the city, it was informed that BRT green line  phase 1  is operational from surjani town upto Numaish roundabout, while BRT Yellow, Orange and Red Lines are in implementation phase.

The Green Line is a project of the federal government and will be handed over to the Sindh government in three years . It was further informed in the briefing that 98% civil work of Orange Line project from Orangi Town to Board Office has been completed .it  is  completely Sindh government funded project being executed  under SIDCL, a federal government company. It was also informed that Sindh government has made  payments to SIDCL for the procurement of 20 buses for Orange Line .