Prime Minister Pakistan, Imran Khan has formally inaugurated the Green Line Bus Rapid Transit project in Karachi. It is the first mass transit project in the city that is delivered to the residents and termed as a ray of hope in the absence of a systematic public transport.
The premier reached Karachi on a day-long visit, during which he inaugurated the Green Line bus service at the main station located at Numaish Chowrangi. Currently, the first phase of the hybrid bus project is launched under the Karachi Transformation Plan.
While addressing the ceremony, the premier stated that no global city can develop without a modern mass transportation system. "No modern city can function without a modern transportation system, and Karachi is Pakistan's engine of growth. If Karachi is prosperous, then Pakistan will become prosperous too," he said.
Like London runs the United Kingdom, New York governs the United States, and Paris administers France, “like these cities, if we are helping Karachi to prosper, it means we are helping Pakistan – building a transportation system is the first step towards building a modern city," he said.
Moving on to the Karachi Transformation Plan, he said development work is underway to make Karachi, a global city. He did not fail to mention that he was closely invested in the K-IV project to resolve the water issue in Karachi and the work on project will start from January 2022 and will be completed in 13-14 months.
"In 2023, we will be able to provide water to Karachi from Keenjhar Lake in August or September," the prime minister said.