KARACHI – Prime Minister Imran Khan on Friday inaugurated trial operations of the Green Line’s bus rapid transit system in Pakistan’s largest city, which has long faced transportation challenges.
Addressing the inaugural ceremony, the Prime Minister said that Karachi is the engine of Pakistan’s growth, as the country’s prosperity is linked to the development of the port city.
He said the first step in modernizing a city is to improve its transportation system, but unfortunately no previous government has taken an interest in solving the key problem.
Regarding the local elections, the Prime Minister said that Karachi should be granted financial autonomy through this system.
He said that the inauguration of the K-IV water project for Karachi will be carried out next month and the project will be completed within the next fourteen to fifteen months.
Prime Minister Imran Khan said that through Project K-IV water will be supplied to Karachi from Keenjhar Lake.
The prime minister urged the government of Sindh to take advantage of the federal government’s health card program as Punjab and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa are taking advantage.
Earlier, addressing the ceremony, Federal Planning and Development Minister Asad Umar said Greenline is one of five megaprojects launched by the federal government in the city that has been completed and is operating commercial will start from the 25th of this month.
The Green Line Bus Rapid Transit System project, completed at a whopping cost of Rs 35.5 billion, is a precious gift from the Federal Government to the people of Sindh, especially the people of Karachi.
The project will provide modern travel facilities to one hundred and thirty-five thousand passengers per day in the western and central districts of Karachi, making their access to the central business district easy and safe.