ISLAMABAD: Federal Priest for Planning as well as Growth Asad Umar on Monday established deadlines to put into operation two huge transport jobs in Karachi– the Rs300 billion Karachi Round Railway and also Rs25bn Environment-friendly Line Bus Rapid Transportation– later this year.
The ministry in a statement stated that the due date for finalizing of very first bundle (A) of the Integrated Transportation System (ITS) agreement has been established as March 26, complied with by package B contract signing on April 2. The target date for award of operational and also maintenance contract for the task would be given by Might this year.
While supervising a conference of all the stakeholders– Ministry of Railways, Sindh Infrastructure Development Business Limited (SIDCL) as well as Public-Private Collaboration Authority (P3A)– the preacher validated that the model buses would certainly await testing as well as appointing by April 25.
While reviewing the KCR Products Passage project, the priest directed the Ministry of Railways, SIDCL, and also P3A to finalise the Tripartite Agreement to figure out the scope of work mirroring the function of each event in the mutually concurred projects to be launched in Public Private Partnership/Build-Operate and Transfer modes.
Mr Umar directed that the Green Line BRT ought to be functional by August 2021 and asked SIDCL to examine all the tasks to achieve specific timelines with a partial and total remedy of ITS execution.
The ministry stated the conference assessed the rate of the Eco-friendly Line BRT and also KCR projects. Principal Operating Police Officer of SIDCL Bilal Memon oriented the meeting concerning the issues related to Environment-friendly Line facilities progression and procurement update on operational sides of BRT.
The preacher stated the federal government was taking all actions to speed up the BRT job so regarding reduce the issues faced by Karachiites, currently subjected to challenge due to the lack of sufficient public transportation.
He stated the federation was functioning beyond its obligation to give Karachi its due legal rights.