Update (24 Feb 2023): Click here to read more about the newly launched Green Line bus app.
Green Line BRT Karachi is the state-of-the-art mass transit project inaugurated by the federal government. After its initiation and test run in early 2022, the metro bus system was handed over to the provincial government.
It is the first one to become operational among all the other proposed metro bus routes to upgrade the system of public transport in the megacity. Moreover, Abdul Sattar Edhi Line (aka Orange Line) is also operational now, whereas development work is rapidly progressing on Red Line BRT Karachi. The 112.9 km network of bus lines under the larger “TransKarachi” breeze project is quickly taking shape.
Now, without any further delay, let’s give you all the latest updates on Green Line BRT, Karachi.
Quick Facts About Green Metrobus Karachi
|Starting Point||Numaish Chowrangi|
|Ending Point||Surjani Town|
|Total Route Length||18 kilometres|
|Number of Stations||22|
|Key Landmarks on the Route||Numaish Chowrangi, Lasbela Chowk, Nazimabad Chowrangi,Eid Gah Ground, North Nazimabad, KDA Chowrangi, Nagan Chowrangi, U.P. More, PowerHouse Roundabout,4K Chowrangi, Surjani Town|
|Number of Buses in the Fleet||80 State-of-the-art Buses|
|Green Line Karachi Bus Fare||PKR 15-55|
Details About Fare and Green Line Metrobus Card
The minimum fare of the Green Line bus service is PKR 15 and the maximum fare is PKR 55. However, the ticket will always cost you PKR 55 for the entire Green Bus Karachi route, no matter the distance you are travelling. So, getting a Green Line Metrobus card would be a more economical option for daily users.
You can buy this card for just PKR 100 and recharge it according to your travelling needs. Using this card, travelling via the Green Line Bus in Karachi would cost you PKR 5 per station, including the base fare of PKR 15.
Total Capacity and Length of Green Line BRT, Karachi
Once fully functional, it will facilitate over 300,000 passengers on a daily basis. Only one phase of the project is awaiting completion, as of January 2023.
It is feasible for a project as big as the Karachi Metrobus, which runs dozens of kilometres across different parts of the city, to be developed in multiple phases. So, the development work for the Green Line BRTS Karachi has also been carried out in different phases ever since its launch.
Currently, the work on two phases of Green Line has been completed. There will be another phase of the project which will connect Numaish Chowrangi to Tower. There will be three stations on this route. It is important to note here that Red Line BRT will intersect with Green Metrobus at Numaish Chowrangi’s station. Both of these bus lines will take you all the way to Tower once the project is completed.
State-of-the-Art Command and Control System
The entire Green bus line in Karachi is connected to a network of CCTV cameras and communication devices. The transport project is smartly managed by a state-of-the-art command and control system. According to the project’s spokesperson, they can easily monitor all the stations and buses via the control centre. Having such a digitalised system in place is important to keep passengers and vehicles safe.
Green Bus Karachi Route
As of now, 22 stations of Green Line BRT are currently operational. They have been listed below
- Numaish Chowrangi
- Patel Para (Guru Mandir) Station
- Lasbela Chowk Station
- Sanitary Market (Gulbahar) Station
- Nazimabad No.1 Station
- Enquiry Office Station
- Annu Bhai Park Station
- Board Office Station (to Orange Line)
- Hyderi Station
- Five Star Chowrangi Station
- Jummah Bazaar (Bayani Center) Station
- Erum Shopping Mall (Shadman No.2) Station
- Nagan Chowrangi Station
- U.P. More Station
- Road 4200 (Saleem Center) Station
- Power House Chowrangi Station
- Road 2400 (Aisha Complex) Station
- 2 Minute Chowrangi Station
- Surjani Chowrangi (4K) Station
- Karimi Chowrangi Station
- KDA Flats Station
- Abdullah Chowk Station
*Green Line Karachi Stations list sourced from Wikipedia
Key Infrastructure Features and Facilities of the Project
The Green Line BRT system in Karachi is quite similar to the metro bus services in Lahore, Islamabad, and Peshawar. There’s a separate two-way track for the buses, which means the efficiency of the service won’t get affected even during rush hours.
The service is so efficient that a bus arrives and leaves the station every two minutes. The Green Line bus track passes through various flyovers and underpasses at different points and the entire route has no interruptions, such as intersections, crossroads, traffic signals, or whatsoever.
For the convenience of the passengers, pedestrian-friendly walkways and overhead bridges are also among the most noteworthy features of the project. They have also installed elevators and escalators as well to facilitate people who are aged, ill or differently-abled.
Separate Women and Family Compartments
The state-of-the-art buses of the Green Line BRT project in Karachi have dedicated compartments for families and women with separate entrances, which ensures a comfortable and safe travelling experience.
Availability of Ticket Counters and Vending Machine
For the first time in Karachi, ticket vending machines have been installed for a public transport system. Well, if you are not familiar with using ticket machines, you can simply go to the ticket counter and get your ticket. Well, you can also apply for a Green Line Metrobus card, which is more convenient and cheaper than buying a ticket every time.
Green Line BRT, Karachi Timings
The bus service operates from 7 am to 10 pm, seven days a week.
Breeze Mobile App Launched for Metrobus Passengers
The Sindh Government in collaboration with SIDCL and the Ministry of Planning and Development has introduced the Breeze App for BRT users in a high-profile launching ceremony in Karachi. The newly developed mobile app will cater to passengers of Green Line and Orange Line metro buses.
Passengers will be able to track and locate the bus, recharge their account, and purchase metro cards/tickets for the Orange and Green Line metro services using the app, according to the shared details. The Karachi Breeze mobile app can be downloaded for free from the Google Play Store and Apple App Store.
These were all the latest updates on Green Line BRT, Karachi. Do you think the development of such large-scale projects can solve the problem of traffic congestion in a city as big as Karachi?
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