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Rs1.1 trillion Karachi package includes most of ongoing schemes, says CM Murad Ali Shah




Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah has said that in the newly unveiled Rs1.1 trillion Karachi development package, most of the projects are ongoing and funded by the provincial government, as his government is committed to developing the infrastructure, drainage, and the sewerage and mass transit systems of the city on a priority basis.

This he said while talking to media persons after inaugurating Manora Beach Road on Saturday.
He was accompanied by provincial ministers Shabir Bijarani and Syed Nasir Hussain Shah and law adviser Murtaza Wahab.

Commander Karachi Vice Admiral Zahid Ilyas, Commander Naval Police Commodore Rizwan Ahmed, Chairman P&D Mohammad Waseem, Karachi Commissioner Sohail Rajput, DG KDA Asif Ikram, MNAs Abdul Qadir Patel and Shahida Rehmani, MPA Liaquat Askani and others were also present on the occasion.

Replying to a question, he said, the Karachi package was not a new thing. “Most of the schemes are already ongoing, including those of which Sindh and federal governments have been sharing the cost such as K-IV, which is being transferred to the Centre for its completion,” he said.

To another question, the CM said he was surprised to know that the federal government was holding his government responsible for power and gas outages in Karachi.

“The federal government is controlling power and gas- generating and distributing companies, and they are responsible to provide uninterrupted power and gas supplies,” he said and added that just to hide their inefficiency, the federal government was blaming the provincial government, which was quite surprising for him.

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Speaking at the inauguration ceremony of the six-kilometre-long Manora Beach Road, the CM said that it had been constructed from Kakapir to the Y-junction for Rs456.64 million.

“I am proud to say that it is the first scheme of the newly created district of Keamari being launched today,” he said and declared Keamari as a model district in Karachi division.

Shah also announced the construction of a road from Gulbai to HawksBay and vowed to resolve the issues of water, sanitation and infrastructure of the new district.

Talking about the Manora Road scheme, he said that the project was a part of an overall scheme for the improvement of waterfront development to be made available for the public of Karachi. “At present, the Manora beach is underutilised, there is very low volume of visitors due to paucity of facilities like sitting spaces, dining areas, rest rooms, shades and tidiness,” he said and added that the objective was to develop basic facilities to draw public attention towards the Manora beach as it would eventually increase the number of visitors to the coastal area.

Shah said the main attraction of Karachi is its beaches and coastline, which distinguishes Karachi from the rest of the country. “Due to dearth of entertainment avenues, especially for middle and lower middle classes, people have been rushing to Clifton, Sea View, Hawkesbay and Sandspit beaches since long,” he said and added that there was a dire need for some new development works to provide an area for public recreation, and the Manora Beach was a new addition to this list.

The chief minister pointed out that the waterfront development under the Monra Beach project, apart from the construction of the road, had different components. They included the uplift of Manora Beach Segment-1 under which 15,200 square feet were being developed with pigmented concrete pavers, and a design feature wall was being raised with static and digital display, light bollards and hard and soft landscape.

Segment-2 is a parking area. It would be 6,000 metres’ long and is being developed with pigmented cement concrete pavers and a fair boundary wall. Segment-3 is a sea front development under which an area of 8.75 acres is being developed with an entrance gate. It would have pigmented cement concrete paved walkways, sitting steps, waterfront gazebos, orchid design, composite sitting benches with plants, a kids play zone, kiosks/shops and restrooms.

DG KDA Asif Ikram, briefing the chief minister about progress of work, said that out of an area of 8.75 acres of the development project, 1,800 into 134 meters located on the seafront was being developed first before the high tide season that started on March 31. He added that the RCC seafront structure had been completed and beautification works were in progress.

Desalination plant

Chief Minister Shah visited an RO (Desalination) Plant on Manora Island being established by the Sindh government for Rs427.6 million.

He said the scheme envisaged for the installation of Reverse Osmosis (water Desalination) Plant of 500,000 gallons per day on Manora Island, specifically designed to convert seawater into purified water maintaining the TDS value not more than 500 mg per liter to meet the WHO standards of safe drinking water.

He added that the RO plant would meet the water requirement of 20,000 inhabitants living in the localities.
The chief minister inspected the ongoing work and directed the local government minister, Syed Nasir Hussain Shah, to complete the schemes during the current financial year.

Addressing the gathering, Minister for Local Government Syed Nasir Hussain Shah said that the provincial government had embarked upon developing the beaches of Karachi to provide beautiful and peaceful recreational spots to the people of the city.

Commander Karachi Vice Admiral Zahid Ilyas, on behalf of Pakistan Navy, hosted the inauguration ceremony at Manora. The chief minister lauded the efforts of the Pakistan Navy in the development of Karachi.

There is no doubt all Projects are Sindh Government projects. PPP is worse but credit should goes where it is due. PTI and establishment playing only dirty game.
 

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There is no doubt all Projects are Sindh Government projects. PPP is worse but credit should goes where it is due. PTI and establishment playing only dirty game.
Incorrect, PPP were in power for 12 years how many projects they started or completed?? This is all happening because of danda of PTI and establishment, but you just needed a reason to bash establishment without any rationality.
 

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who can deliver through new system
They dont want to fix the system because they are beneficiary of the system looting from it. They will only give aid to karachi as a means of zakat.
Lagta hay establishment ne aap ki
Incorrect, PPP were in power for 12 years how many projects they started or completed?? This is all happening because of danda of PTI and establishment, but you just needed a reason to bash establishment without any rationality.
Lagta hey establishment ney in ki tanzeem sazi ki hey:cheesy::cheesy:
 

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Incorrect, PPP were in power for 12 years how many projects they started or completed?? This is all happening because of danda of PTI and establishment, but you just needed a reason to bash establishment without any rationality.
Lagta hey establishment ney in ki tanzeem sazi ki hey::cheesy::cheesy:
 

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Executing body discusses projects under PM’s Karachi package

The Newspaper's Staff Reporter Updated 29 Sep 2020




KARACHI: The first meeting of the provincial coordination and implementation committee (PCIC) was held here on Monday to discuss schemes of water supply, sewerage treatment and disposal, solid waste management, stormwater drains, improvement of internal roads and mass transit system.

The meeting was chaired by Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah and attended by Corps Commander Karachi Lt Gen Hamayun Aziz, Chief Secretary Mumtaz Shah, Major General Aqil, P&D chairman Mohammad Waseem, CM’s secretary Sajid Jamal Abro, Administrator Iftikhar Shahalwani, Commissioner Sohail Rajput, transport and local government secretaries and other concerned.

Federal secretaries of planning and railways also participated in the meeting through a video link from Islamabad. Mr Waseem gave a detailed presentation on the projects in progress, or to be launched and completed under the Rs1.1 trillion Karachi Transformation Plan launched by Prime Minister Imran Khan earlier this month.


Stormwater drains

The meeting was told that there were seven schemes of stormwater drains costing Rs258.7 billion. They are as follows: clearance of Lyari and Malir rivers and Gujjar, Mehmoodabad and Orangi nullahs. “DHA-Karachi stormwater drainage is a Rs10 billion scheme.”

It was informed that the project would be completed by 60 per cent till July 2021 and the remaining 40pc by July 2022. The resettlement of the people living there would cost Rs4bn. The meeting discussed different options to compensate the affected people.

The chief minister was informed that the federal government had a plan to build 12,000 flats at a cost of Rs36bn to accommodate the affected people there.

The meeting was informed that roads or expressways astride Gujjar, Mehmoodabad and Orangi nullas and remaining portion of Lyari Expressway would be constructed at an estimated cost of Rs130bn by July 2022 under a public-private partnership mode.

Under a World Bank-assisted project (SWEEEP) ‘cleaning of waste from nullahs, temporary storage and de-watering facilities’ at a cost of Rs1.7bn would be launched.

The meeting was told that 10 schemes of stormwater drains and nullahs had been launched by the provincial government for Rs3bn against which Rs1.6bn had been utilised so far and this year Rs6 million was allocated.


Rs250bn Chinese loan for KCR

The meeting was informed that the Karachi Circular Railway (KCR) was a Rs300bn project and Rs250bn was a Chinese loan.

The chief minister said that a scheme of Rs26m had been launched for construction of boundary/fencing along KCR alignment. He directed the transport secretary to expedite the fencing work.

The CM was informed that construction of underpasses/flyovers for railway crossings along the KCR route would cost Rs5bn.

It was told that Rs1.85bn had been allocated for operationalisation of trains on existing KCR alignment.

The meeting noted that the Green Line bus rapid transit (BRT) system was a 27-km-long project with an estimated cost of Rs24.6bn.

It was pointed out that Rs19.5bn had been utilised so far and the project would be completed by June 30, 2021.

It was further informed that Rs11bn needed for the operationalisation of buses and the federal government allocated Rs7.9bn and it would be completed by June 30, 2021.

The meeting was informed that the provincial government had launched 4.5-km-long BRT Orange Line project for Rs2.36bn and so far Rs1.52bn was utilised. It would also be completed by June 2021.

The provincial government is also launching a 21-km-long Yellow Line project for Rs61.44bn. The WB and Asian Development Bank are financing the projects.


Rs60-70bn needed for K-IV completion

The meeting was informed that the K-IV water supply project had been launched to add additional 260 MGD of water to Karachi in the first phase.

An amount of Rs11.30bn had been utilised and the remaining funds required for the project would be around Rs60bn to Rs70bn.

The augmentation of the existing bulk water supply system linked with K-IV, phase-I, would be funded through WB.

The meeting was told that 30 MGD water supply scheme for district South was being launched under the public-private partnership mode for Rs7bn and the provincial government was also launching a Rs6bn project to revamp the Hub water supply system on the same mode.

The chief minister said that 30 schemes pertaining to water supply had been launched by his government for Rs17.50bn and so far Rs3.10bn had been utilised.

The meeting was informed that eight schemes of sewerage treatment and disposal worth Rs162.6bn had been launched against which the provincial government from its own resources and the donor agencies had spent Rs12.42bn.

It was told that the Greater Karachi Sewerage Plan, commonly known as S-III, was a Rs36.2bn project against which Rs10.70bn had been utilised so far.

The meeting was told that the treatment plant at Korangi (TP-IV) of 180 MGD would be financed through a World Bank project. It is a Rs20bn project and under consideration of central development working party. The TP-IV tertiary treatment of 100 MGD is a Rs34bn project and the TP-I (tertiary treatment) of 100 MGD is a Rs25bn project.

The World Bank-funded Karachi Water & Sewerage Services Improvement Project (KWSSIP) Phase-I is a Rs14.7bn project.

The chief minister directed the Karachi Water and Sewerage Board to accelerate pace of work on the project so that it could be completed within the next five years.

Another World Bank project which came under discussion was infrastructure and services components (parks, internal roads and sewerage). It would be financed through a Rs33.6bn ‘CLICK’ project.

The chief minister said that 12 schemes pertaining to sewerage system had been launched by the provincial government through its annual development programme (ADP).


Six garbage transfer station to be set up

The meeting was told that two schemes with an estimated cost of Rs14.86bn each were launched for solid waste management.They include establishment of six garbage transfer stations with material recovery and refuse derived fuel.

The provincial government had launched the project from its own resources and in the current financial year Rs1bn was allocated in the ADP.

The meeting was informed that there were four schemes worth Rs62.30m for improvement of internal roads while Rs27bn Malir Expressway was being launched on the public-private partnership mode.

The chief minister said that the groundbreaking of the project would be held next month.

It was informed that link road from M-9 to N-5 would be constructed for Rs6.5bn and two roads in Korangi and Malir would be constructed with an estimated cost of Rs2.9bn.

It was informed that there were 83 ADP schemes of internal roads in Karachi for Rs25.9bn.

The meeting constituted working committees under the Karachi commissioner and KMC administrator so that projects under the Karachi Package could be launched at the earliest.

Published in Dawn, September 29th, 2020

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Federal, Sindh govts agree to initiate trial runs of local trains in Karachi


Sindh Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah and Federal Minister Asad Umar discuss KCR revival process here at the CM House. Photo: Twitter/CM House

KARACHI: The Sindh and federal governments on Saturday agreed to start trial runs of local trains in the metropolis in the next two months on a 12 kilometre railway track, said a press release issued by the chief minister’s office.

This agreement was finalised in a meeting between Chief Minister Sindh Murad Ali Shah and Federal Minister for Planning and Development Asad Umar. The two had met to formulate a strategy for the launch of the much-awaited Karachi Circular Railway (KCR) and to implement the Supreme Court orders to start local train projects in the port city.

The meeting decided to start local trains on a track of 12 kilometres from City Station to SITE as a trial run during the next two months. The two leaders also discussed whether the local train system would sync in with the modern railway system of KCR.

During the meeting, CM Shah told the minister that the KCR was commissioned in 1964 and was used till 1984 and closed in 1999 after losing its "operational efficiency". He added that the Sindh government had approved the initial PC-I for KCR's revival in 2006, which was approved by the Executive Committee of the National Economic Council (ECNEC) in 2012 at the cost of $2.6 billion.

Later, the KCR was included in the China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) framework at the cost of $1.971 billion and was supposed to be completed within 36 months.

Meanwhile, planning minister Asad Umar assured the Sindh chief minister that the federal government was serious to start the KCR project at the earliest.

On the other hand, Secretary Railways Habib-ur-Rehman gave a detailed briefing to the participants of the meeting about KCR and the local train system. He shared a three-phased plan under which construction of the single-line track, rolling of stock, the deputation of human resource and operation were in the first phase.

“In the second phase, dualisation of track, singling, fencing and flyovers/underpasses would be constructed,” said the press release. The third phase modern urban rail-based mass-transit will be considered.

The KCR is part of the Prime Minister Imran Khan's massive development plan for Karachi.

The Karachi Transformation Plan (KTP) was prepared on the directives of PM Imran Khan to address the city’s major problems including sewerage, transport and provision of clean drinking water to the masses.

According to documents, the Karachi Circular Railway (KCR) — worth Rs300 billion — has been included as one of the projects under the Rs802-billion KTP's mass transit systems. While China would provide Rs250 billion, the government of Sindh would add Rs50 billion to the project.

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MQM-P, GDA delegations discuss uplift schemes with Umar
Governor Imran says govt considering development packages for other districts of Sindh on patron of Karachi package


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PTI leaders address press conference. PHOTO: NNI/FILE

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KARACHI:
Planning Minister Asad Umar on Saturday briefed two government allies from Sindh on the development projects in various district, saying that the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) government was in constant coordination with its partners.
Umar met the delegations of the Grand Democratic Alliance (GDA) and the Muttahida Qaumi Movement Pakistan (MQM-P), a spokesperson for the Governor’s House said on Saturday. Governor Imran Ismail was also present in the meetings.
The GDA delegation comprised federal ministers Dr Fehmida Mirza and Muhammadmian Soomro besides Nusrat Sehar Abbasi, Arbab Ghulam Rahim, Irfanullah Khan Marwat. PTI’s Sindh Assembly members Firdous Shamim Naqvi, Haleem Adil Sheikh and Khurram Sher Zaman were also present.
During the meeting, development projects of the federal government for different districts were discussed. Speaking on the occasion, the governor said that the federal government was considering development packages for other districts as on the patron of “the Karachi package”.
Mirza, Soomro and the PTI provincial lawmakers were also present in the minister’s meeting with the MQM-P delegation, comprising Federal Minister Aminul Haq, Khawaja Izharul Hassan and Kanwar Naveed Jamil.
The Karachi package announced by Prime Minister Imran Khan and the projects of sanitation, transport, water supply and drainage came under the discussion. Governor Imran Ismail said that the federal government was taking special measures for the development works in the city.
He said that the objective of the construction and development activities in Karachi, was to restore the glory of the City of Lights. “The Karachi package is also part of the Prime Minister’s vision for Karachi,” he added.
 

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12kms trial run to precede KCR revival
Sindh, Centre discuss strategy for launching circular railway project


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Only Chinese companies would participate in the bidding for contracts for all civil and engineering work and would earn a profit of up to 20% to 25% on their investments. PHOTO: ONLINE

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The federal and Sindh governments have agreed to start trial runs of local trains within 12 kilometres during the next two months and then plan how to synchronize it with the modern circular railways system in the next phase.
The decision was taken in a meeting held between Federal Planning Minister Asad Umar and Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah on Saturday to chalk out a strategy for launching the Karachi Circular Railway (KCR) project.
The federal minister was assisted by Federal P&D Secretary Mathar Niaz, Railways Secretary Habibur Rehman, Additional P&D Secretary Rafiq Chandna, KCR Project Director Ameer Mohammad, Railways Planning DG Imran Mishal, and Karachi DC Arshad Salam Khatak.
The chief minister was assisted by Minister Transport Awais Qadir Shah, Chief Secretary Mumtaz Shah, Advocate General Sindh Salman Talibuddin, P&D Chairman M Wasem, Karachi Administrator Iftikhar Shahalwalni, PSCM Sajid Jamal Abro, Karachi Commissioner Sohail Rajput, Finance Secretary Hassan Naqvi, Transport Secretary Sharik and Additional CM Secretary Badaruddin Shaikh.
The KCR was commissioned in 1964 and remained in operation until 1984. It was abandoned in 1999, as it had lost its operational efficiency.
The relaunch of the project was agreed in a recent meeting of the Council of Common Interests (CCI) in order to implement the directive of the Supreme Court.
During the meeting, Chief Minister Murad said that the Sindh government had approved the initial feasibility for the KCR revival in 2006. Then the project was to be undertaken through the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), which revised the feasibility.
Murad said that the Executive Committee of the National Economic Council (ECNEC) revised the feasibility of $2.6 billion in 2012, adding that the JICA remained engaged in the project from 2006 to 2012 but the agreed financing arrangements could not materialise.
The matter was taken up with the then prime minister in December 2016, with a request for including the KCR in the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) framework and the issuance of sovereign guarantee for its revitalisation.
According to the chief minister, the prime minister also requested to hand over the Karachi Urban Transport Corporation (KUTC) and the right of way to it to the Sindh government for construction and management of the KCR.
“The prime minister approved all of the requests, and for handover of ROW [right of way], a committee was formed,” the chief minister told the meeting. “I personally followed up at every stage and wrote a dozen letters to the federal government on the matter.”
The KCR loop has an overlapping section of 12 kilometres with the Pakistan Railways’ Mainline (ML)-1 project launched under the CPEC framework. He said that Ecnec approved the project in 2017, at a cost of Rs207.6 billion ($1.97 billion) through Chinese loan.
The total length of the KCR is 43.13, including 14.95 kilometres on the ground and 28.18 kilometres elevated. It will have 24 stations and is expected to ferry around 550,000 passengers every day. Murad said that the project was supposed to be completed within 36 months.

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Federal govt planning Megaprojects for Sindh meeting told
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KARACHI: The federal government is in the process of conceiving mega development projects for major Sindh cities including Karachi, Hyderabad, Mirpurkhas, and some other districts with a view to bringing the province at par with other ‘developed’ parts of the country.
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This emerged during a meeting of the Karachi Transformation Committee (KTC) and the Sindh Infrastructure Development Company Limited (SIDCL) at the Governor House on Tuesday. The meeting was presided over by Sindh Governor Imran Ismail. Opposition Leader in Sindh Assembly Firdous Shamim Naqvi, an adviser to governor Ali Junejo and board member of the SIDCL Adnan Asdar also attended the meeting, said a statement issued after the meeting.
“The federal government is attaching top priority for the development of the province with a view to bringing it at par with other developed parts of the country,” the statement quoted the Sindh governor as saying. “Prime Minister Imran Khan wants to develop the economic hub of Pakistan so as to ensure accelerated progress and prosperity of the country. The development projects being conceived for Karachi, Hyderabad, Mirpurkhas and other districts of the province would bring a positive change in the lifestyle of the common people as they would get all amenities of life at their doorstep.” He said the federal government would provide every possible help and assistance to Sindh.
While appreciating the signing of a facilitation agreement by the Sindh government, the statement said that the governor expressed the hope that it would accelerate the process of the purchase of buses for the Green Line project.
‘Imran Khan wants to develop Karachi to ensure accelerated progress and prosperity of the country’
The Green Line would ensure state-of-the-art traveling facilities for Karachiites, which is their due right, he said.
The governor was briefed on the Green Line project, purchase of fire tenders for the Karachi Metropolitan Corporation (KMC), and various projects of the Hyderabad Municipal Corporation.
“The purchase of fire tenders for the KMC is expected by December this year,” said the statement. “With the availability of most modern fire tenders, the damage caused by various fire incidents could be averted. The governor also asked the SIDCL to expedite various projects under its domain so as to facilitate the masses at the earliest.”
Meanwhile, a separate statement said that the Sindh governor on directives of the prime minister handed over four trucks of rations for the people of Lyari to the elected representatives of the area — MNA Abdul Shakoor Shad and MPA Ramzan Ghanchi — to ensure distribution of the same to deserving persons as soon as possible.
“A considerable majority of Lyari residents are daily wagers and the PM is fully aware of their plight and hardship due to the coronavirus and lockdown,” the statement quoted the governor as saying. “We are trying to reach as many people as possible to ease their difficulties. The inclusion of the Tiger Force in the process would help the federal government to a great extent. The federal government is eager to serve the masses without any political interest. It is a difficult period for everyone and the government can only succeed with the help and cooperation of the masses.”
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CM Sindh orders completion of Orange line, launching of Red, Yellow Line BRTs
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:Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah has directed transport department to complete the infrastructure of Orange Line project, get the Red Line ADB loan effective and finalize the design of Yellow Line so that work on them could be started in the larger interest of the city of Karachi.
This he said on Tuesday while presiding over a meeting of the Sindh Transport department to review the progress of BRT systems.
The meeting was attended by Transport Minister Awais Qadir Shah, Chairman P&D M. Waseem, Administrator Karachi Iftikhar Shahalwani, Commissioner Karachi Sohail Rajput, Secretary Transport Shaiq Ahmed and project consultants.
The chief minister said that the BRT projects planned by his government have started maturing, therefore, the transport department should set a timeline for their groundbreaking.
The meeting was told that Orange Line renamed as BRT Abdul Sattar Edhi is a 3.88 kms which has four bus stations and one bus terminal has been launched by the provincial government from its resources for Rs 2.36 billion.
Its route starts from TMA Office Orangi Town to Jinnah University for Women Nazimabad, Karachi.
M/s NESPAK is the design and supervision consultant of the project.
Sindh Minister of Transport Awais Qadir Shah told the chief minister that infrastructure of the BRT has almost been completed but was delayed due to completion of the Green Line because it has to integrate with it. The chief minister directed him to complete the remaining work and report to him.
Chairman P&D Mohammad Waseem told the chief minister that the BRT Red line has three packages, including engineering, procurement and construction management (EPCM) and operation design; the other one was Project Management, Coordination and Capacity Building (PMCCB), he said and added under this package the capacity building of Sindh Mass Transit Authority and Trans Karachi BRT Company was in progress.
The third package is Operation, Design and Business Management (ODBM). Under this package the consultant developing operational plans, financial model, transport model and bus industry restructuring.
Awais Qadir Shah said that all the consultants and TransKarachi would be supporting the Sindh government in undertaking procurement to select contractors for civil works and suppliers for all project equipment such as BRT vehicles, intelligent transport systems and fare systems.
Replying to a question of the chief minister, Awais Qadir Shah said that the consultants responsible for detail engineering design have almost finalized the design and draft version of drawing and have submitted for review and comments of the project director.
The Chairman P&D told the chief minister that the project consultant selection committee has shortlisted the prequalified consultants and now waiting for Asian development bank NOC for issuance of RFP.
It may be noted that the Red Line project cost is Rs74,679.4 million.
It was also told that the World Bank has agreed to undertake Yellow Line project with the objective to improve urban mobility, accessibility and road safety in Karachi, through construction of the Yellow Line BRT Corridor, including 22 km long Yellow Line BRT corridor, drainage, lighting, stations, terminals and depot.
Chairman P&D Waseem said that the concept paper of the project has been cleared by the PDWP which has been sent to the Planning Development and Reforms Planning Commission for consideration and approval in the CDWP.
The CM Sindh was told that the PC-1 was prepared, based on the preliminary design, for Rs61 billion which has been approved by ECNEC.
Transport Minister Awais Qadir Shah said that Yellow Line would be a 22 km long route starting from Dawood Chowrangi, Korangi via Korangi 8000 road and Korangi Road via Shah rah-e-Faisal and Sahara-e-Quaindeen and it would integrated at Numaish BRT station. He added that it would have eight Underpasses and two Elevated U-turns, 268 diesel Hybrid Technology buses, and 28 stations, including 22 at grade and six underground.
The chief minister directed the Transport department to start the procurement process to procure consultancy services for preparation of detailed design. Awais Qadir Shah said that hiring of key positions such as Environment, communications, gender, social, procurement and financial management specialist was under process.
The chief minister directed the transport department to get the consultant on board as soon as possible. “I am to start these two projects, Yellow Line and Red Line so that they could be completed within two years,” he concluded.
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sadly i also voted PTI but next time i will not repeat same mistake it is becoming almost imposible to defend PTI in public because they are failed to deliver anything 2 years have been gone most of commodities prices are out of control .. latest shame in the club is increase of prices of life saving drugs ... so if someone is dreaming about betterment of karachi through PTI then wakeup they ain't gonna deliver those dreams... their MPA and MNAs are well aware that it is a one time joy ride that is why you wont see them in public there is a complete disconnection between them and public i wonder how these people sleep peacfully at night after breaking many hearts and hopes
Yah, vote for Zardari or Nawaj and Pakistan will become super power again.
 

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