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Enhance the capacity of Karachi’s mass transit system

The promise is a part of the PTI's plan to upgrade Karachi.
Published October 29, 2018

As part of its plan to upgrade Karachi, the PTI, in its manifesto, says that it "will transform and massively enhance the capacity of Karachi’s mass transit system by leveraging on public and private financing".

Source: PTI Manifesto 2018


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February 21, 2022: President Alvi rides on Green Line bus, expresses satisfaction over service (read details)

February 10, 2022: Rs273bn cleared for Karachi Circular Railway (read details)

February 9, 2022: 80 Green Line buses ferry over one million commuters in a month in Karachi (read details)

January 25, 2022: Rs220bn Karachi Circular Railway transaction structure approved (read details)

January 10, 2022: With 80 buses, Karachi's Green Line becomes fully operational (read details)

December 25, 2021: Ismail challenges PPP to bring in better bus service than Green Line (read details)

December 10, 2021: PM Imran inaugurates Karachi's much-awaited Green Line bus service (read details)

December 10, 2021: Karachi Green Line Service to accommodate 135,000 passengers daily: Farrukh (read details)

November 28, 2021: Karachi's Green Line bus project to begin commercial operation on Dec 25: Asad Umar (read details)

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October 16, 2021: Dream of Karachi Circular Railway revival inching towards reality (read details)

October 12, 2021: Plan to connect KCR with city’s five BRT lines (read details)

September 21, 2021: Green Line BRT far from completion (read details)

September 19, 2021: 'Milestone': First batch of 40 buses for Green Line project reaches Karachi (read details)

August 25, 2021: KCR groundbreaking to take place in Sept (read details)

March 22, 2021: Deadlines set for Karachi mega transport projects (read details)

March 2, 2021: Two-corridor Red Line bus projects to be launched in Karachi (read details)

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Feb 14, 2021: Green Line buses to operate in Karachi by August, says Asad Umar (read details)

Feb 10, 2021: KCR made operational on 14km-long Orangi-City route (read details)

Dec 30, 2020: Centre to get modern buses for Green Line project, says governor (read details)

Nov 21, 2020: First mass transit project of Sindh to be inaugurated between July and Sept 2021: governor (read details)

Nov 19, 2020: Karachi Circular Railway begins partial operations (read details)

Oct 4, 2020: Federal govt to introduce electric buses in Karachi: minister (read details)

Sept 5, 2020: PM announces Rs1.1 trillion 'historic' package for Karachi's transformation (read details)

July 19, 2020: Pakistan, ADB ink $235m agreement to develop Karachi’s Red Line BRT project (read details)

June 15, 2020: Budget documents show billions allocated for multiple Karachi projects (read details)

April 5, 2020: Islamabad to operate Green Line bus service for three years after completion (read details)

March 13, 2020: PM Imran reiterates resolve to uplift Karachi infrastructure (read details)

Jan 23, 2020: Govt decides to revive $2b Karachi Circular Railway project (read details)

Nov 29, 2019: 'Centre will provide $48 million for Red Line Bus Rapid Transit project' (read details)

Nov 28, 2019: Sindh, centre agree to run city transport on methane gas (read details)

Nov 26, 2019: Pakistan, WB sign five loan agreements of $787 million for development projects, majority for uplifting Karachi (read details)

Oct 7, 2019: Centre earmarks Rs16 billion for 44 Karachi uplift projects including Green Line Bus Rapid Transit System (read details)

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Sept 8, 2019: PM forms committee to address Karachi’s misery (read details)

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