Prime Minister Imran Khan directed the officials on Tuesday to ensure completion of all projects under the Karachi Transformation Plan (KTP) within the timelines.
Imran, during a visit to the provincial capital, chaired a meeting to review the progress of ongoing development projects under the KTP.
The meeting was attended by Sindh Governor Imran Ismail, Planning Minister Asad Umar, Railways Minister Azam Swati, Maritime Affairs Minister Syed Ali Zaidi, Defence Production Minister Zubaida Jalal and senior government officials.
Minister for Planning, Development and Special Initiatives Asad Umar on Tuesday said the Green Line Bus Rapid Transit System (BRT) service in Karachi would become operational by October this year.
“Prime Minister Imran Khan reviewed progress of five federal projects in Karachi transformation plan and Green line BRT will start from October this year,” he said in his tweet.
During the meeting, it was informed that the Green Line operations would commence by October this year, as 80 busses would arrive at the Karachi port from China by mid-September.
He said storm water drains, sewage, and roads project would be completed this fiscal year.
In addition, he informed that construction of the K-IV water project, modern Karachi Circular Railway (KCR) and freight corridor projects would also start in this fiscal year.
PMIK Reviewed progress of 5 federal projects in Karachi Transformation Plan:
- Green line BRT will start Oct this year.
- Storm water drains/ sewage/roads project will be completed this fiscal year
- K IV, Modern KCR & Freight corridor projects construction start in this fiscal year
During the meeting, the prime minister was briefed on the restoration of three major drains – Mehmoodabad, Gujar and Orangi and two rivers of Malir and Lyari, including construction of roads astride nullah’s, laying of sewerage system and relocation of utilities.
The National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) chairman informed the meeting that survey of all the nullahs was completed and anti-encroachment drive was in full swing. He also said that all the remaining civil works would be completed by June 2022.