Bahria Town spending Rs 25 Billion to Build Karachi Metro Bus System
Bahria Town is launching the first Bus rapid Mass transit system in Karachi (BRT), similar to the Lahore & Rawalpindi Metro Bus service developed by the government. An amount of Rs 25 billion is being spent by Bahria Town for this project which will be funded completely by Bahria Town without any government funding. The Metro-Bus will provide the much desired relief to the residents of Karachi as it is a safe, comfortable and extremely affordable way to travel through the streets of Karachi. The project is being built on private-public partnership.
Chairman Bahria Town; Mr. Malik Riaz Hussain stated “We are building the Metro Bus system to link Bahria Town Karachi with the main arteries of the city and provide convenience to not just the Bahria Town residents but also other citizens of the city. Although it is the government’s responsibility to provide such services but Bahria Town has made this initiative as it is a noble cause to provide a respectable & affordable means of transportation to the masses”.
The route plan is as follows:
Bahria Town to Tower Karachi, via Super Highway, Toll Plaza, Shahrah-e-Pakistan, Sohrab Goth, Nazimabad, Numaish Chorangi, and Tower.
Bahria Town to Karachi Air Port, via Super Highway, Toll Plaza, Malir Cantt, Jinnah International Airport.