The Karachi Breeze Red Line project will be the first ever transport system in Pakistan to use bio-methane produced from animal waste to fuel its 213 buses fleet. The project will have an estimated cost of Rs78.3 billion and provide transport services for 300,000 people daily.
According to the feasibility study, the Karachi Red Line BRT will have its own dedicated biogas plant located in the Landhi Cattle Colony, where 2,000 tonnes of cattle waste will be used to produce 60,000 Nm3 per day of biogas. The biogas plant will deliver 11 tonnes per day of Compressed Biomethane Gas (CBG) to the bus fleet, increasing to 17 tonnes over the life of the BRT line as demand increases
Red Line project, one of the proposed lines under the Karachi Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) system, is the world’s first transport project to receive funding from UN Green Climate Fund due to its use of an innovative and environment-friendly fuel resource.
The project will provide the first professional manure handling and waste management facility for the Landhi cattle colony and will take 50 percent of this manure and to provide a facility for the safe treatment of dead livestock in its first phase.