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Commercial op of Green Line project to begin from Dec 25’

Federal Minister for Planning and Development Asad Umar announced on Sunday that the commercial operation of the Green Line bus project will begin from December 25.

Asad Umar made the announcement on Twitter, saying that a detailed review of Karachi’s Green Line bus project was made yesterday.

He said that the project will be prepared for its trial operation within the next 10 days. He announced that Prime Minister Imran Khan will inaugurate the Green Line project in Karachi.

Umar said that the commercial operation of the project will begin from December 25 after the completion of its two-week trial operation.

Earlier in October, the second consignment of Green Line buses had arrived at the Karachi Port, bringing the total number of buses to 80.

A Cargo vessel name MV IVY Ocean carrying 40 Greenline buses from China had been scheduled to anchor at the Karachi Port Trust (KPT) on October 14, but the arrival was delayed due to the unavailability of birth for a giant vessel at the KPT.

The MV IVY Ocean had anchored at the Karachi Port in the wee hours of Wednesday night. With the arrival of 40 more buses, a fleet of 80 buses has been completed.

On October 4, the test run of the Green Line BRT had begun on the 23-km route (Surjani Town to Numaish Chowrangi) after the PTI-led federal government inaugurated its trial operation.

The test run would continue for at least one month before the launch of its commercial operation (opening for the public at large) in November. Prime Minister will launch the BRT project.