Karachi: According to a recent news report, the construction of a corridor from Malir Halt to Numaish, under the Red Line Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) project, is expected to start this month, the arrangements for which are being finalized, Karachi Commissioner Navid Ahmed Shaikh was told during a meeting.
The meeting was called to review the construction arrangements, and transport secretary Shariq Ahmed reminded everyone that the National Economic Council’s Executive Committee had approved the project, which included two corridors, one spanning 27 kilometres from Malir Halt to Numaish and the other from Numaish to Merewether Tower, and over Rs. 70 billion had been allotted.
The Karachi Metropolitan Corporation, Karachi Water and Sewerage Board, district municipal corporations, traffic police, Traffic Engineering Bureau, and K-Electric are all represented in the party.
Furthermore, the commissioner directed transportation department staff to consult with and hold meetings with the traffic police and the Traffic Engineering Bureau to discuss traffic flow concerns and ensure that the Red Line project did not cause any traffic problems.
During the building, an alternate should be reserved for both vehicular and pedestrian traffic, he stressed, in coordination with the Traffic Engineering Bureau and traffic police.
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