Karachi Gets Rs. 25 Billion for Bus Transit System & Other Projects

The federal government is going to fund roughly Rs. 25 billion for multiple projects in Karachi. The funding has been approved for the upcoming budget for the fiscal year 2017-2018.

These projects include Karachi’s bus transit system and bulk water supply. The road projects, however, will receive less than required funding from the central government.

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Green Line Bus Project

Known as the Green Line Bus Rapid Transit System, the government accepted a revised version of the project in April this year for Rs. 24.6 billion.

The project will get Rs. 13 billion from the federal govt. This is Rs. 1.4 billion higher than what was previously approved in April. The funding is expected to cover the remaining cost of the project.

The Green Line Bus project was approved 3 years ago and Rs. 13 billion has already been spent on it. The bus route starts from Surjani Town area and ends at Central District business area in Saddar.

Greater Karachi Water Supply Scheme

Also known as the K-IV project, it will receive Rs. 9.6 billion funding from the central government for the next financial year.

K-IV project cost Rs. 25.5 billion, with the provincial government covering half the cost (Rs. 12.7 billion) and the federal govt paying for the remainder (Rs. 12.8 billion). The federal govt. has already paid Rs. 3.8 billion for the K-IV project.

The Greater Karachi Bulk Water Supply Scheme was inaugurated last year by the Sindh govt. Frontier Works Organization (FWO) is handling the project. It has a total length of 118.57 km and includes canal lining, intake structures,  reinforced concrete cement and mild steel siphons.

Another smaller project, Greater Karachi Sewerage Plant S-III will get Rs. 1.5 billion in the upcoming budget out of the Rs. 2.4 billion earmarked by the central govt.. Total cost of the project is Rs. 8 billion with the provincial government covering half of it.

Lyari Expressway

One of the many road projects initiated by the current ruling party, the Lyari Expressway is to receive another Rs. 500 million in this year’s budget out of a total of Rs. 1.72 billion. The total cost of this project is Rs. 11.5 billion and Rs. 9.8 billion has been spent on it.

Lyari Resettlement Plan received only Rs. 100 million out of a total of Rs. 594 million from the federal government. This project has been on the sidelines since 2008 and the government has promised Rs. 4.6 billion for it.

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  • 25 billion :D only one road which called ring road Lahore cost is 100 billion Rupees and all the karachi project will get 25 billion hahahahahahha Islamabad metro have been competed with an year cost 50 bilion so wake up karachities wake up

    • kuch nahi kar saktay hum, dono Bhai Pakistan bhar ka paisa aisey Kharch kar rahey hain Lahore pe jaisey Baray Mian Jageer chorr k gaye thay in k liye aur us main se lutta rahy hain. Aur koi poochnay wala tak nahi. Aur yahan pe kuch Taasubi aakay kehtey hain You are under zardari rule. Bhai zardari tou hai hi Dacoit, Miyan Brotheran tou achay hain na tou sirf Punjab aur particularly Lahore hi kyun? Baki ka Pakistan kia Panama main girvi rakh aye hain? chor kahien k .

      2 decades k baad yaad aya inko k Karachi jo k capital raha hai Pakistan ka aur sub se bara city hai aur financial hub hai country ki economy ka us main bhi motorway ban’na chahiye, aur banaya kia? Super Highway repairing aur woh bhi 3rd class repairing k abhi start bhi nahi huwa poori tarah aur roads ukharna shuru ho gayien hain. Koi mass transit project nahi Karachi k liye, koi mega project nahi. Motorway ki bajaye highway repairing. yeh hai Karachi aur baki bachay kuchay Pakistan ka muqadar under Sharifs rule.

      • 15 minute k rastay main aajkal karachi main ghanta lag jata hai. koye aisa road nahi jahan traffic Jam na ho. Lucky one bana hai us ke wajah say traffic dono taraf bilkul he jam hota hai. Sindh Govt say to koye umeed nahi nahi hai, Is say acha banda waterpump ka mashoor tarbooz ka sharbat he peelay.

        • @[email protected]_WWO09HNTmX:disqus Do you have any suggestions whom he should vote in Sindhu Desh. And do you think if he or many of us votes the right person is going to make any change ?

        • Tujh jaisey kanjaron ki waja se pehley hi mulk tot chuka hai, aur ab bhi tum log apni dalali k chakar main mulk torney k peechay ho.

          • Mulk tere kanjar piyo Bhutto aur Yahya khan ki wajah se toota.

            Bhutto ne apney nationalism se mulk ka bera gark kar k rakh diya.

            • Aur ab tera pyo nawaz Sharif torna chahta hai? Aur tujh jaisey bhawalpur k bharrway apney pyo ki shan main kaseeday perh rahay ho, tu talal nahi dalal hai dalal.

  • Well if management is in hand of PPP, then dont expect these buses will alive for more than 2 years at max.Bhutto ko marr k zinda karna inhe ka kamal hai .. !!

    • University Road banaya hai inhonay, aisa lag raha hai kissi gali ke sarak dali hai. Trees lagaye hain jin ke tehnian kholna gawara nahi kia gaya. saaf pata lag raha hai quality daikh kar k 1 rupaya laga kar hazar apni jaib k andar karlia hai. Ab to galian bhi khatam hogaye hain in logon ko daykar. Koye naye gali aaye hai to bataye koye.

  • HAHAHA…. Zara se halaat kharab huye to ‘Na Maloom Afraad’ ne sab se pehle Green Line ka berra gharak karna hai… :D


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