The wait is over, Federal Government issues international tender for purchase of 80 buses for Green Line Metro, Karachi
The federal government has issued an international tender for the purchase of 80 buses for the Green Line Metro.
According to sources, the federal government has allocated all the funds for the purchase of buses and installation of ITS for the Green Line Metro project.
The tendering process will take 3 months and the successful bidders will import metro buses in 6 to 8 months. The green line bus project will be run by the federal government for 3 years.
SIDCL (Sindh Infrastructure Development Company Ltd. officials say that phase one of the Green Line Bus project is likely to be functional in February 2021. In this regard, SIDCL has also announced that the first batch of buses will arrive in January 2021.
Sources also said that the Sindh government has also handed over the Edhi Orange Line Metro Bus project to the federation. Under the agreement, the federal government will also procure 20 buses for the Edhi Orange Line BRT.
The federal government will run the 4 km Orangi to Board Office Orange Line BRT bus operation for three years, while the Sindh government will provide Rs 2 billion to SIDCL for the Edhi Orange Line BRT project.