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Considering the fact that Karachi’s population of 14.91 million, multiple initiatives have been taken for the improvement of Karachi from every aspect. Construction of megaprojects i.e. flyovers and underpasses are adding value to the real estate sector of the city. These developments making the city not only to get remarkable progress but has listed down in the midst of the safe metropolitan world. According to Karachi annual property report 2019, the latest improvements in the infrastructure of Karachi has favorable/positive effect in real estate sector and performed well last year. Moreover, projects like Orange line Karachi, can turn the tables and shape the progress in the Karachi.
As the Karachiites are deliberately anticipated and looking forward to this interesting public transport to be launched soon, let’s looks at what Orange Line Bus Rapid System (BRTS) is all about?
WHAT IS THE BUS RAPID TRANSIT SYSTEM (BRTS)?
Bus Rapid Transit System (BRTS) is a high-quality bus-based transit system that delivers fast, comfortable, and cost-effective services at metro-level capacities. After taking the unparalleled initiative of launching the first Bus Rapid Transit System (BRTS), Metro Bus Lahore was inaugurated back in 2012 by using the price skimming strategy with lowest charges for only PKR 20 at the start. As this unprecedented opportunity really influenced the commuters regarding affordability and comfortability, the system turned out to grab a huge success and further Metro Bus was launched in twin cities Islamabad and Multan. Considering the need for effective and reliable urban transportation system in Karachi which is the most populous city in Pakistan, Metro Bus was inaugurated in 2016 under the supervision of Chief Minister of Sindh Syed Qaim Ali Shah. The Orange Line bus project was intended to be constructed in a couple of years but due to certain hurdles resulted in slowing the progress and delayed the launch. however, the current Chief Minister of Sindh Syed Murad Ali Shah has taken the task sternly and instructed the concerned authorities to quicken the pace for the construction of this mass project.
KARACHI RAPID TRANSPORT PROJECT TRACK
Seeing the city having a mega-size of the population in which most are working-class people travel through public transport, the orange line track will roam all over Karachi with the length of 150 kilometers. Comprising a long route of 3.9 km, it will have four stations, each constructed at a distance of one Km. Metro Bus will cater to around 50,000 passengers in a day and which is based on 18 buses. Orange line Metro bus has given a new name as Abdul Sattar Edhi Line for the sake of giving honor to one of the greatest humanitarians ABDUL SATTAR EDHI. the route of Abdul Sattar Edhi Line in Karachi starts from AO Chowk Terminal of Green Line, runs through the heart of Orangi Town and ends at Nishan-e-Haider Chowk.
This was our complete overview of the under-construction Orange Line BRT in Karachi. If you have any questions or feedback related to our blog, feel free to let us know about it by emailing us at [email protected] To get all the latest updates on Orange Line Karachi, don’t forget to keep checking back.
Meanwhile, you can also take a look at our blogs in which we have discussed some of the most prominent residential projects on University Road and Shaheed-i-Millat Road, the two out of many key road links of Karachi.
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CHALLENGES AND NEW DEVELOPMENTS
Contemplating the fact that Karachi is the most populous city of Pakistan and to tackle major challenges like traffic is not uncomplicated. The local authorities in cooperation with federal and provincial governments have undertaken many infrastructure projects which cover all major roads in Karachi. A good example in this regard is building up two underpasses on Shaheed-e-Millat road which has diminished the long distance just in few minutes. More on, the circular railway system in Karachi has also become the talk of the town nowadays.