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AIIB approves $71.81 million for #Karachi Red Line Bus Rapid Transit project

The project will be launched in 2020 and will address transport issues in the city.

Asian Development Bank will provide 235 million dollars and the Sindh Government will provide 75.71 million dollars as financing for the project.

The Karachi Bus Rapid Transit Red Line project will be able to carry around 320,000 passengers.

The project is expected to be completed by end of December 2023.

The Karachi Bus Rapid Transit Red Line project will be able to carry around 320,000 passengers

The project envisages construction of BRT dedicated corridor measuring 24.2km in length from Numaish to Malir Halt Depot and common corridor of 2.4km from Municipal Park to Merewether Tower along M A Jinnah Road. Out of this total 26.6km length of corridor, 22.45km is at grade section, 1.72 is elevated and 2.43km is underground section.

Besides, the operations also include establishment of BRT operations, including procurement of compressed natural gas-hybrid fleet and systems.

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