Construction of Red line BRT underway

The Sindh government has commenced construction work on the Red Line Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) project. According to well-informed sources in the first phase of construction, the route from Tank Chowk near Malir Halt to Safoora Chowrangi will be completed.

The Red Line BRT will span an area of approximately 26 km from Safoora to Tower. Conservative surveys suggest that it is expected that this service once completed will provide convenience to 625,000 passengers in one day.

The route of the 26-kilometer BRT Red Line project will connect Model Colony to Johar Complex en route Jinnah Avenue and Malir Cantt while the buses will run through University Road, Hassan Square and Numaish roundabout.

24 stations would be constructed on this line which will run from Malir Halt to Numaish via Model Colony, Safoora Goth, King Cottages, Met Office, NED University, Safari Park, Nipa, Urdu University, Masjid Baitul Mukarram, Civic Centre, Askari Park, Dawood University and Society Office.

To provide proper fuel services to the buses involved in the red line BRT a biogas plant will also be installed on a 31-acre land in Bhens Colony area of Karachi.