KARACHI: The promised Green Line Rapid Transit System was the focal subject during Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s meeting with the Sindh Chief Minister Qaim Ali Shah on Wednesday.
Water projects and loss of lives due to the unprecedented heatwave came under discussion. However, the participants did not discuss the law and order situation of Karachi.
Secretary Saleh Farooqi briefed participants about the contours of the mega transport project for Karachi, saying that the service is being given from the federal government to the province. Farooqi said that the Green Line, having a capacity of 300,000 passenger trips per day will operate along a 17.8km route, with 21 stations.
“We have given you Rs8 billion for the Green Line project,” Nawaz was quoted as saying to the chief minister. To this, Shah responded by thanking him and saying that the project will cost Rs16 billion.