KARACHI - Sindh Governor Muhammad Zubair on Wednesday visited the sites of Green Line Bus and other development projects and inspected the progress made so far. He was accompanied by Chief Executive of Karachi Infrastructure Company Limited Muhammad Saleh Ahmed and other officials on the occasion.

Zubair visited MA Jinnah Road, Nishter Park, Manghopir and Surjani Town areas. At K-4 Chowrangi in Surjani, he was briefed about the ongoing work on the Green Line Bus Project. Later, he moved to Nagan Chowrangi from where he travelled to Hyderi on the track of Green Line Bus project.

The governor instructed the project officials to ensure that alternative routes were built in such a way that it would be easy for the people to commute.

Zubair, while interacting with the media men at Hydri station, said, “We are working to make Karachi a model city and after completion of this project, effective transport system will emerge in the city.” He stated that Karachi was one of the largest cities in the world and the largest in Pakistan, which faced serious transport-related issues, and that was why the federal government had started this project. “Green Line is a unique project as it is a fastest moving track and at the same time cheapest too, which will soon facilitate the people of Karachi and also lessen the burden of traffic on one part of the city,” Zubair assured.

The governor said that many projects had been approved for the city such as Green Line, Blue Line, Orange Line, Yellow Line and among them Green Line was now entering in its final stages.

To a question, the governor said that the Shanghai Power Company, which had promised to invest $9 billion for improvement in the power sector, would soon take over the K-Electric. He said that Manghopir Road was one of the important arteries, and that’s why Rs2588 million had been allocated for its reconstruction under the development package, while Rs860 million had been earmarked for the reconstruction of 6.7km-long section of Nishter Road.

The governor stated that the federal government had also announced a package of Rs25 billion for the development of Karachi.