Orange Line bus service inaugurated in Karachi

Bus rapid transit on the Orange Line (BRT). -Twitter
  • The Sindh government inaugurates the orange line in a simple ceremony due to the flood situation.
  • Rates range from Rs10 to Rs20.
  • Sharjeel Memon says the buses are fully funded by the PPP government.

KARACHI: The Sindh government on Saturday inaugurated the Orange Line Bus Transit (BRT) in the port city in a simple ceremony amid the current devastating situation of catastrophic floods.

Speaking to the media after the inauguration ceremony, Sindh Minister of Information and Transport Sharjeel Inam Memon said the orange line was launched today for the public.

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“Due to the flooding situation, the ceremony is being held in a simplistic manner,” he added.

The Information Minister said the fare for the bus service ranges from Rs10 to Rs20 and has four stations.

“Even though gasoline prices are high, we have decided to keep the prices low with the current situation in mind,” Memon said.

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Memon added that the state-of-the-art buses are fully funded by the PPP government.

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