Orange Line bus Service hits the road in Karachi
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The Orange Line Abdul Sattar Bus Service was opened in Karachi on Saturday which would usher in an era of state-of-the-art commuting services for thousands of people living in the capital city of Sindh, reported 24NewsHD TV channel.
The Orange Line corridor is 3.9km-long and provides connectivity from Orangi Town to the Board Office traffic intersection. It has four stations while its depot has the capacity to park 30 buses.
Initially, 20 Chinese diesel hybrid buses would be run under the Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) Orange Line system. More than 64 commuters could travel in an Orange Line bus which has got 31 seats and 34 handles for standing passengers.
Two seats are reserved for disabled persons in the bus.
The bus also provides Wifi and other facilities including mobile charging facilities.
Forty drivers have been hired to work in two shifts.
From tomorrow Orange Line BRT ( Abdul Sattar Edhi Line ) will be open for the people of karachi. Due to current situation of Floods the opening will be in simple manner. PPP’s Sindh government will focus on more transport projects for the people of Sindh. #OrangeLineBRTKarachi pic.twitter.com/q1EQPGIgQW— Sharjeel Inam Memon (@sharjeelinam) September 9, 2022
The Orange Line BRT project was renamed after the late philanthropist Abdul Sattar Edhi as Abdul Sattar Edhi Line by the Sindh government in May.
The project was launched by former Sindh chief minister Syed Qaim Ali Shah in June 2016 to facilitate about 50,000 residents of Orangi Town. The project was supposed to be completed within a year since its groundbreaking in 2016.
Reporter Nadia Naz