Sharjeel directs to start construction of bus depot, bio gas plant



A meeting of Trans Karachi Board of Directors was held under the chair of Sindh Transport & Mass Transit Minister Sharjeel Inam Memon at his office on Thursday. Secretary Transport Abdul Haleem Sheikh, Justice (Rtd) Shaiq Usmani, Rukhsana Rahooja, Shumail Sikandar, Iqbal Lalani, Administrator Karachi Dr. Saifur Rehman attended the meeting .

Vice Chancellor NED University Professor Sarosh Hashmat Lodhi also participated in the meeting through video link. The board meeting reviewed the progress of BRT Red Line Project in detail.  On this occasion, Provincial Minister Sharjeel Memon directed to gear up the pace of work on BRT Red Line project. He added that no delay in completion of project would be accepted. ‘Citizens are facing severe difficulties due to the project and government wants the project to be completed within the stipulated time, ‘ he said.

The minister said that KMC had handed over the piece of land to Trans Karachi for the construction of the bus depot at Aladdin Park and said construction of the bus depot and biogas plant should be started as soon as possible. He said that Pakistan’s first electric bus service has been started in Karachi, while BRT Red Line is Pakistan’s first biogas project. Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari had directed to bring public transport system on modern lines in the province.

He said that the transport department is working day and night on transport projects across Sindh to implement the vision of Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari.