Nawaz declares Sindh Govt responsible for delay in green line project
The Green Line Bus Rapid Transit System in Karachi – part of the Karachi Transportation Improvement Project – was inaugurated by former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif in February 2016 and was originally set to be completed by the end of 2017.
The project’s estimated cost has also increased from Rs 16 billion to Rs 24.6 billion due to much delay.
The work on 22 bus stations that was to be started by the provincial government has not even started.
The Sindh government has not yet procured the buses for the project.
The Green Line BRT system consists of a 22-km road corridor that at times moves through underpasses and occasionally runs at ground level, but mostly remains elevated. It starts from the Power House area of Surjani Town in northwestern Karachi and ends at Municipal Park in Jama Cloth Market, located in the centre of the city.
It was originally planned to end at Guru Mandir on MA Jinnah Road, but the route was extended at the request of the Sindh government, which now wants it extended even further to the Merewether Clock Tower.