Sindh CM okays land acquisition, biogas plant installation for bus projects.

KARACHI -- Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah, presiding over a meeting on BRTs Yellow Line and Red Line on Thursday, decided to construct an alternative bridge alongside the Jam Sadiq bridge and acquire 32 acres of land at Cattle Colony for the installation of a biogas plant.

The meeting was attended by Transport Minister Sharjeel Inam Memon, Chief Secretary Sohail Rajput, Personal Secretary to the CM Fayaz Jatoi, Finance Secretary Sajid Jamal Abro, Local Government Secretary Najam Shah, Transport Secretary Haleem Shaikh and others.

The transport minister told the meeting that the overarching objective of the project was to improve mobility, accessibility, and safety along the BRT Yellow Line corridor alignment.

He said that the project was being launched with the Rs61bn assistance from World Bank, adding that it was a 21-kilometre main corridor between Dawood Chowrangi and Numaish Chowrangi and it would have two depots, one at Dawood Chowrangi and the others at Christian Colony.

Flyover to be built as an alternative to Jam Sadiq bridge

According to Mr Sharjeel, the BRT would have 28 stations, including six underpass stations, nine underpasses, two U-turns and two bridges. He said that the Yellow Line would have 268 diesel hybrid buses with regular ridership of 300,000 per day.

It was pointed out that the Yellow Line would have 80-100km off-corridor road facilities which needed to be improved.

The chief minister directed the planning and development and transport departments to finalise the alignment of Jam Sadiq Bridge...

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