Sindh Minister for Information, Transport and Mass Transit Sharjeel Inam Memon on Wednesday said that 49 buses for the Orange Line Bus Rapid Transport (BRT) service have reached the Karachi port, while the remaining buses are on their way and will likely arrive in one month.
The announcement was made by Memon on Twitter. “Congratulations Karachi.” he started his Tweet. “Complete fleet of Orange Line BRT (Abdul Sattar Edhi Line) and 49 busses (first phase) for Intra District people’s Bus service reached Karachi port,” he said, adding that remaining buses will arrive within a month.
Congratulations Karachi. Complete fleet of Orange Line BRT ( Abdul Sattar Edhi Line ) and 49 busses ( first phase ) for Intra district people’s Bus service reached karachi port. Remaining buses are on way which will reach in different phases within one month.— Sharjeel Inam Memon (@sharjeelinam) May 11, 2022
The foundation for the Orange Line BRT project was laid down in June 2015 by then Sindh Chief Minister Syed Qaim Ali Shah, who had announced that it would take just one year to complete the project. However, six years on and the project is still not finished.
Earlier, the provincial government had given a deadline of November 2021 to the Sindh Mass Transit Authority (SMTA) and contractors to complete the construction of the Orange Line BRT track, but they failed to meet the given deadline. However, the provincial minister has directed SMTA to complete the work by end of this month.
Provincial Minister for Information, Transport and Mass Transit Sharjeel Inam Memon reached Karachi port and inspected the 49 buses that reached Karachi port for the Orange Line BRT. He was accompanied by Provincial Minister for Labor Saeed Ghani. Meanwhile, the remaining buses for the Karachi Orange Line BRT are expected to arrive within a month.
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