Secretary rejects rumours of suspension of work on BRT Red Line project


Secretary Transport government of Sindh Abdul Halim Sheikh has said that there is no truth in the suspension of work on the BRT Red Line project. In a statement he said that Asian Development Bank is funding the BRT Red Line project and there is no issue of funding for the project. Mr. Shaikh  said that the BRT Red Line project is being executed under the strict monitoring of the Asian Development Bank.

He said that Chief Executive of Trans Karachi Wasif Ajlal had  resigned from his position three months ago due to personal reasons and his resignation was accepted a month ago with the approval of the board of directors of Trans Karachi.

The Secretary transport added that he has been given temporary charge of the post till the appointment of new CEO of Trans Karachi. He said that the work on the bus depot, biogas plant and route infrastructure of the BRT Red Line project is in progress. He said that due to the utility lines of various departments in the red line project corridor, there have been obstacles in the speed of work. The Secretary said that the Transport Department of the Government of Sindh is working day and night to complete the red line project on time.