ISLAMABAD (Staff Reporter/APP) – Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif will perform the ground-breaking ceremony of Green Line Bus Rapid Transit System in Karachi today (Friday) – first ever Rapid Transit system of the country to be initiated by the federal government.

The Green Line Bus Rapid Transit System is a significant milestone in upgrading and decongesting the overburdened transport infrastructure of Karachi as well as reducing the cost and travel time for the residents of Karachi, said a PM House statement on Thursday.

After its completion, the corridor would benefit nearly 300,000 passengers a day. The estimated cost of the corridor is Rs 16,085 million and entire funding had been provided by the federal government. The project would be completed within a year.

The Rapid Transit system would start from Surjani Town and culminate at Municipal Park, M.A Jinnah Road.

Karachi Infrastructure Development Company Limited (KIDCL) has been incorporated under a Board of Directors, comprising a good mix of project stakeholders including senior government functionaries, independent and technical directors and members from academia to take all decisions independently for planning and implementation of the project.