Karachi adores the Green Line BRT

Karachi adores the Green Line BRT
Karachi adores the Green Line BRT

The Green Line BRT, the city’s first mass transport system, has been greeted by crowds of residents, Following its inauguration earlier this month.
Due to the sheer volume of commuters, many people who are excited to travel the gleaming new bus service must wait in long lines on weekends and weekdays to get a ticket.
According to the passengers, the federal government should consider launching a shuttle bus service to Tower and improving its pricing structure. One traveler stated, “This will not only make the BRT service more successful, but it will also make it simpler for people to travel.”
The federal government completed Phase I of Green Line BRT in Karachi on December 25th last year and made it operational from Surjani Town to Namaish Chowrangi. Initially, the bus was run from 8 am to 12 noon, but operations were later extended from 7 am to 10 pm, after which the service has seen exponential growth in traffic.
According to Green Line Senior Manager Abdul Aziz, a single bus can accommodate a total of 240 commuters, with seating space for 140 of them.
Talking about the service’s popularity with the public, he said that queues of passengers begin lining up to board the bus as early as 8:00 am, but the service sees its greatest inflow of passengers during office hours. “So far, the number of passengers on the weekdays has been around 30,000 to 40,000, but on weekends the number tends to jump to 50,000,’ he informed.
Long lines or a lack of space on the bus haven’t deterred Green Line passengers, who probably prefer the modern bus service to traditional public buses.


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