Karachi: The Sindh government has directed the authorities concerned to remove all hurdles impeding the completion of the Green Line Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) project so that the service can commence its operations by March 2020, a news source reported.
Chief Minister (CM) Murad Ali Shah expressed his views on the matter during a meeting with officials of the Sindh Infrastructure Development Company Ltd (SIDCL), the executing authority for the project, on Tuesday.
SIDCL Chief Sualeh Farooqui informed the meeting regarding the Prime Minister (PM) Imran Khan’s directives to reach a formal agreement with the provincial government pertaining to the operations of Green Line project.
Later, Farooqui said that CM Murad had directed the transport department to prapre a draft agreement, along with other required documents, in consultations with all the stakeholders; including the Sindh Mass Transit Authority.
The SIDCL chief expressed the hope that the agreement would be signed within next two weeks. He said that these arrangements would allow the officials concerned to float tenders for the project.
As per the CM’s decisions, SIDCL will undertake the operations of the Green Line project for the first three years. For this purpose, the company and the provincial government will sign a formal agreement. Upon the completion of the project, SIDCL will coordinate closely with the Sindh government to transfer it.