On Saturday, the Sindh government announced that a ship carrying 20 buses for the Orange Line bus rapid transit system (BRTS) will arrive on May 11.
It also set May 30 as the deadline for finishing all outstanding tasks on the Orange Line project, raising optimism among Karachiites that the four-kilometer-long service will be operational after more than five years since its inception in 2016.
Sindh Information Minister Sharjeel Memon, who also oversees transportation, made the announcement. He paid a visit to the project site and was briefed by officials on the progress of the long-awaited project.
The minister asked the Sindh transport department to finish all remaining duties by May 30 and start operating the route in the first week of June.
He told reporters, “The Sindh Mass Transit Authority has been asked to set up a camp office at the Orange Line depot and to execute the remaining responsibilities by May 30, positively.” “I’ve resolved to visit the site three times a week to check on progress until the project is finished.”
He claimed that the Rs4.29 billion Orange Line in Sindh was named after Abdul Sattar Edhi. It runs from Orangi Town to Nazimabad Board Office, where it joins with the Green Line.
“Some 20 buses of Orange Line project are arriving at Karachi Port on May 11,” he announced.