Karachi: The Sindh government has initiated work on the Red Line Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) project, a news source reported. This development follows an analysis associated with the federal government-managed Green Line BRT project that it will not be sufficient for meeting Karachi’s traffic and transportation needs.
The provincial government plans to complete the project by 2021. The project is expected to incur an expense of USD 88 million. The Asian Development Bank (ADB), along with other investors, will provide a sum of USD 474.321 million.
The Red Line BRT project comprises the construction of 29.1-km-long corridor. The Sindh Mass Transport Authority and Trans Karachi Company have been appointed to monitor the project’s construction, operation, maintenance, and security.
Sources also report that after the successful completion of the Red Line BRT, the project will create a significant number of jobs. It would be able to meet the employment needs of about 2,118 individuals.