PM to inaugurate Green Line BRT on Dec 10: Asad

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Green line to be ‘Karachi’s first modern transport system’

Staff Reporter

Minister for Planning and Development Asad Umar on Sunday announced that Prime Minister Imran Khan will inaugurate the Green Line Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) service in Karachi on December 10.

The minister took to his official Twitter handle to make the announcement about Karachi’s “first modern transport system”.

On November 28 Asad Umar stated that the Karachi Green Line project will be ready for a trial run in the next 10 days.

He maintained that the project was reviewed in “detail” last month. “After the trial run Prime Minister Imran Khan will come to Karachi and inaugurate the project,” Umar wrote.

Furthermore, after a trial of “about two weeks” the commercial operation will launch on December 25, he claimed.

Earlier this year the first consignment of 40 Green Line Bus Rapid Transit System (BRT) —the port city’s first mass transit system — buses arrived from China.

The work on the Rs24 billion federal-funded project — conceived by the previous Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) government — had started in February 2016 and was scheduled to finish before the general election in July 2018.

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