Karachi: The Sindh government has decided to build a dedicated bridge for the Yellow Line Bus Service in the city, news sources reported on December 2.
The bridge will be built along the Jam Sadiq Bridge connecting the Korangi industrial area with the southern part of the city. The decision was approved by Sindh Chief Minister (CM) Murad Ali Shah in a meeting here on Thursday. Briefing the meeting, Minister for transport and communication said that the government will soon release the notice inviting tender (NIT) for the construction of a new bridge of BRT Yellow Line along the Jam Sadiq Bridge. Sindh Mass Transit Authority Managing Director Zubair Chana said that the new bridge will be one kilometre long and will be separated from the old Jam Sadiq bridge by 5 metres.
The whole project will take about 24 months to complete. CM Murad asked the authorities to reduce the construction time to just 18 months to ease the residents of the surrounding area. He also asked the traffic police officers to not allow heavy traffic on the old bridge and decide on a new traffic plan.
It is important to note that Jam Sadiq Bridge is being built to replace the old bridge that connects the Korangi Industrial area with the rest of the city’s south part. The bridge is located at a very important section where the goods are transported in heavy traffic.