The federal government has accorded approval to “Operationalization of Green Line BRTS and Installation of Intelligent Transport System Equipment” at the cost of Rs10.956 billion in Central Development Working Party (CDWP). According to the approval Sindh Infrastructure Development Company Limited (SIDCL)-a federal government entity–would manage the operations of Green Line bus for the first three years and then transfer them to the Sindh government afterward.
Under this project, Fleet of 65 Articulated Diesel hybrid (regenerating) air-conditioned buses (18 m) will be procured with capacity of each bus is 160+passengers (seating+standing) and carrying capacity of bus fleet is 300,000 passengers per day.
The first phase of the Corridor from Surjani up to Numaish has been completed and work on the Phase-II of the project from Numaish up to Municipal Park will be completed in the Current Financial Year 2019-20. Originally, the buses and their operation were to be completed by the Government of Sindh (GoS). However, during the visit of the Prime Minister to Karachi on 16th September, 2018 and upon request of the provincial, the S1DCL was directed to explore the option of operationalization of Green Line BRTS by procuring buses, installation of IITS and hiring of operating partners under PPP mode.