Sindh govt-ADB to launch Red Line

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KARACHI: Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah has said that his government has worked out plans to construct Southern bye-pass and Red Line Rapid Bus Transport (RBT) project in Karachi and Hyderabad bypass project at Hyderabad for which he needs support of Asian Development Bank.

This he said while holding a meeting with Asian Development Bank (ADB) eight-member delegation led by its Country Director Ms Xiaohong Yang.

Chairman P&D Mohammad Waseem briefing the meeting said that Red Line RBT project has been planned to launch from Model Colony to Numaish via University road. This is one of the important corridor for which the government has almost completed all the formalities such as development of Mass Transit Authority, induction of necessary staff and more recruitment is also in the pipe line.

The chief minister told the director that the Red Line project is being sent to the federal government for approval. “We [Sindh govt and ADB] would sign the agreement once the project is approved,” he said and added that by the time the P&D and Transport department would be completing the other requirements. “I want to perform ground breaking ceremony of the project by the end of this year,” he said.

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