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Karachi Green Line becomes fully operational

People can travel between 7am and 10pm

SAMAA | - Posted: Jan 10, 2022 | Last Updated: 2 weeks ago
SAMAA |
Posted: Jan 10, 2022 | Last Updated: 2 weeks ago

The Green Line bus rapid transit project in Karachi has become fully operational Monday.

All of the 80 buses will be on the tracks and the service will be available from 7am to 10pm, according to officials.

It will run from Numaish Chowrangi to Abdullah Chowrangi in Surjani Town with 22 stations in between. The full-length journey will take 45 minutes.

The 18-meter long articulated bus has 40 seats but a much larger overall capacity for passengers.

Although the officials claimed that all 22 stations on the route are fully operational, but this is not the case.

SAMAA TV reported that the work on Surjani Town station is still incomplete. The escalators are non-functional and decrepit. Their steps are missing and rubber handrails are are worn out.

However, passengers are still getting on the buses from the station.

Speaking to SAMAA TV, Project Manager Abdul Aziz offered some tips on buying tickets.

He said the minimum fare has been set at Rs15, but travellers need to buy an Rs55 ticket as tickets with smaller denominations were not being sold.

For people who travel only two or three kilometres, buying an Rs100 pass would be more economical, he said adding that passengers would be charged only for the distance covered.

According to Aziz, the system has been designed on a pay as you go principle. If you travel from Numaish to Patel Para you would be charged Rs15 only, he said.

After the project becomes fully operational, around 135,000 commuters will benefit from it, officials say.

The operation hours could be extended if the need arises, they said.

Meanwhile, Karachi Administrator Murtaza Wahab has said that the city administration was planning to introduce 250 buses in Karachi.

He said the first consignment of the buses will arrive on January 31.

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8 Comments

  1. Raeesuddin  January 10, 2022 2:10 pm/ Reply

    Good News for karachites

  2. محمد ارشاد محمد شاہ  January 10, 2022 4:02 pm/ Reply

    یہ ایک بڑی خدمت ھے عوام الناس کے لیے جبکہ کراچی میں لانگ روٹ سفر ایک عزاب سے کم نہیں میرے خیال میں مضافاتی علاقوں میں بھی یہ سروس ھونا چاھیے اور بے ڈھنگی منی بس سروس سے چھٹکارا اب وقت کی ضرورت بن گیا ھے۔

  3. توصیف  January 10, 2022 6:17 pm/ Reply

    ٹاور تک جا تیتو اچھاتھا

  4. Mahmoud Ibrahim  January 10, 2022 8:34 pm/ Reply

    Better late than never…

  5. Dr Zia Ur Rehman  January 10, 2022 10:34 pm/ Reply

    very good initiative

  6. Jashant Kumar  January 10, 2022 10:56 pm/ Reply

    I am also citizen of Karachi and I am student so my college is too far from my residency and green line bus service help and solve my problem this is best service as I think so keep it up.

  7. Naeem Naseer  January 11, 2022 8:23 am/ Reply

    Very Good

  8. SAHIR HUSSAIN  January 12, 2022 6:26 pm/ Reply

    RIGHT INFORMATION

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