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PM to inaugurate Green Line Bus service in Karachi today

KARACHI: 10, DECEMBER, 2021: Prime Minister Imran Khan will inaugurate the Green Line Bus service in Karachi today (Friday).
A day earlier, a day before formal inauguration of the project, Federal Minister for Planning and Development Asad Umar while talking to media along with Governor Sindh Dr Imran Ismail in Karachi said that arrangements have been finalized for the inauguration of Green Line Bus by Prime Minister Imran Khan.
The operation on trial basis will begin from December 11 to 24, however, the commercial operations will start from December 25 and from January 10 onward the full scale operation would be commenced, he informed.
The minister said that "There was only the track but no operation plan, buses procurement policy and business execution in place," adding that, "It was in May 2020 when the federal government finally decided to not only complete the project but also make it functional. So despite the delays caused by the Covid-19 pandemic restrictions, the project has been completed and Prime Minister Imran Khan is going to inaugurate it tomorrow."
Meanwhile, Governor Sindh Dr Imran Ismail said that the PPP government in Sindh has not provided a single bus to Karachi in the past 13 years.
On the occasion, the minister Asad Umar further informed that 40 BRT buses will be arriving from China in March to facilitate mega city at earliest.
He said "Through K-IV project, we aim to supply 260 million gallons of water to Karachi and by August or September 2023, the project will be completed."
"Fifty percent work on the other two drains, Orangi and Gujjar, has been completed and they will be inaugurated before summer next year," he added. (04)

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