Karachi: As many as 200 zero-emission Green Buses will start operating in the metropolis in 2020, a news source reported. With funding from the Green Climate Fund, the Green Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) network will be powered by bio-methane.
Widely considered as Pakistan’s financial hub, Karachi has often been at the receiving end of environmental damage due to increased & unplanned urbanization shifts. The BRT project aims to cut planet-warming emissions, and reduce air pollution & street noise.
The BRT system is the first transport project to get the Green Climate Fund’s nod. Around 320,000 passengers will benefit from the transportation service daily. It will also reduce planet-warming emissions.
Twenty five new bus stations will be constructed along a 30km corridor; to cater to the over 1.5 million residents-strong population of Karachi. The project is expected to be completed at a total cost of USD 583.5 million.