The federal government has decided to issue tender next month for the purchase of Karachi Green Line project buses.
According to the sources, around 80 buses would be purchased with a cost of Rs10.95 billion.
In this regard the federal government will also issue an international tender to run the operations of Green Line BRT project and the successful bidder company will be bound to run operations for three years.
The Sindh Infrastructure Development Company Limited in its earlier meeting had sought tenders for laying down Phase II of the Green Line BRT, which spans from Taj Medical Complex to Jama Cloth Market.
the federal government accorded approval to a project to manage the operations of Green Line BRTS in first three years to transfer them to the Sindh government afterwards.
The federal government accorded approval to “Operationalization of Green Line BRTS and Installation of Intelligent Transport System Equipment” at the cost of Rs 10.956 billion in Central Development Working Party (CDWP).
Sindh Infrastructure Development Company Limited (SIDCL)-a federal government entity-would manage the operations of Green Line bus.
Moreover, Under this project, Fleet of 65 Articulated Diesel hybrid (regenerating) air-conditioned buses (18 m) will be procured.
The capacity of each bus is 160+passengers (seating+standing) and carrying capacity of bus fleet is 300,000 passengers per day.
However, The Green Line is a bus rapid transit line under construction in Karachi, Sindh, Pakistan.
The 35 km (21.7 mi) busway is the first phase of the Karachi Metrobus network.