The Green Line bus service is now fully operational. The administration of the project said that 80 buses will cover a track of 21 kilometers from 6 in the morning till 10 at night and alongside 22 bus stations have also been completed.
The Green Line Bus service will operate for 15 hours
The green line bus service was earlier operating for four hours a day under the trial operations. But, with the commencement of commercial operations, the service will operate 15 hours a day, with a maximum one-way fare of Rs55 and a minimum of Rs15. Passengers can avail of the bus service from 11 stations built in Surjani, Abdullah Chowk, Do Minute Chowrangi, Power House, Nagan Chowrangi, Jumma Bazar, Haideri, Board Office, Nazimabad Number One, Sanitary Market, and Numaish.
The Greenline bus has a capacity of carrying 200 to 250 passengers with many other facilities from USB ports to wheelchairs. Modern state-of-the-art lifts and automatic ticketing systems will facilitate passengers on every bus station. Details regarding the arrival and departure of buses will be available on digital screens installed on bus stations. Asad Umar said that the commercial operation of the bus service started exactly on the promised date.
Exactly as announced a month ago when PM @ImranKhanPTI inaugurated the greenline operation and its trial operations started, today the full commercial operations of greenline have started. 22 stations, 80 buses, 7 am to 10 pm, 13 hours daily. #WePromisedWeAreDelivering
— Asad Umar (@Asad_Umar) January 10, 2022
Eco-friendly transport service
The imported vehicles are of Euro 3 standards which means that the carbon monoxide emissions from the buses are reduced. The modes of mass transportation had always been a major issue for big cities, including Karachi, and the issue had been compounded with the rapid increase in population. The Green Line Bus service would resolve the vehicular traffic issues that are worsening in the interior parts of the city.
Source: Samaa News