Prototype bus for Green Line ready in China, says Asad Umar

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Federal Minister for Planning and Development Asad Umar said on Monday the prototype bus planned for Karachi’s Green Line bus rapid transit (BRT) has been built in China pending approval before the entire fleet is commissioned.

Once the inspection of the prototype is complete and approved, the 80 buses comprising the Green Line fleet will have been built and will be ready to be transported to Pakistan.

Taking to micro-blogging site Twitter earlier on Monday from his official handle, Federal Minister for Planning and Development Asad Umar said buses will have been in Karachi by the end of July or latest by August start.

Earlier this month, Asad Umar had chaired a meeting on Karachi transport projects here in Islamabad, ARY News reported.

As per details, the federal minister chaired a meeting on the Karachi Green Line BRT, Karachi Circular Railway (KCR) projects to review the pace of work.

The meeting briefed the minister that the feasibility study of the Karachi Circular Railway would be completed by the end of August 2021.


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