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Old June 13th, 2016, 09:56 AM   #41
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Karachi Public Transport Masterplan

There are metro rail-base transit systems & 6 bus rapid transit systems proposed



BRT-1 green line (already u/c) Surjani to Tower (via North
Nazimabad/Nazimabad /
M.A.Jinnah Road)


BRT-2 red line ( Malir Cantt to Regal
Chowk (via University
Road)

BRT-3 yellow line( Dawood Chowrangi to
Numaish/Lucky Star (Via
Korangi Road)

BRT-4 Orange Line (orangi town to board office)

BRT-5 purple line ( Baldi to SherShah)

BRT-6 Aqua line (HawksBay to Gulbai - via
Maripur Road)


MRT-1 Blue line (New Sabzi Mandi to Tower (via Shahrah-e-Pakistan & M.A.Jinnah Rd)

MRT- Brown line ( Nagan to Singer
Chowrangi, Kornagi (via
Rashid Minhas /Shah
Faisal Colony)


Karachi Circular Railway (Extension)
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No green light for Yellow Line BRT so far

KARACHI: The Yellow Line mass transit project seems to have hit snags as its operations are now expected to begin by the end of this year or the next.

The Yellow Line BRT is part of the six Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) corridors that were proposed by Japan International Cooperation Agency (Jica) to improve the traffic situation in Karachi. The Karachi Mass Transit Cell (KMTC) had invited international tenders for its Yellow Line. The Sindh government was hopeful to kick off the project by January, 2015, and get its operation started by the end of 2016. Like last year, the Sindh government is again hopeful that the Yellow Line BRT will finally witness some work on ground by the end of this year. Chinese company China Urban Elected Company (CUEC) has been given the tender but the concession agreement, which was to be signed by July, 2015, has yet to see the light of the day.

A concession agreement is a negotiated contract between a company and a government that gives the company the right to operate a specific business within the government’s jurisdiction, subject to certain conditions.

Reason for delay

Mass Transit director-general Muhammad Athar Khan explained to The Express Tribune the reason for the delay. “The process of the contract negotiation [with the CUEC] took more than expected time,” he admitted, explaining that there was a ‘draft concession agreement’ for the Yellow Line. This is done in cases when there is only a single bid as in the case of Yellow Line. “Such problems do not arise in conventional mode of concession agreements,” he said.

Khan went on to explain that since the Yellow Line BRT was a megaproject, the contractual provision needed to be carefully finalised. “The interests of both the government and the bidder need to be protected,” he pointed out, adding that in case of any default, the liability should not fall on the government. According to him, this can be the worst-case scenario, for which the government will have to be prepared.

Distribution of financial burden

Khan explained that it is the CUEC that is bound to arrange the loan from the Chinese Asian Bank for the project. Further elaborating on the division of burden, he said that the Sindh government will arrange 15% funds, 16% will come from the CUEC as loan and 69% of funding will come from the loan from the Chinese Asian Bank for the project.


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Construction underway for Green Line BRTS



Pillars being erected for elevated section

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About Circular Railway
China to be involved in Karachi Circular Railway Project


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An amount has been allocated one again for Karachi Circular Railway, no real actions taking place.

The system will be 43.3 km long with 24 stations, it will cost 2,600,000,000 USD, if there is no work on it, Sindh Government will consider Chinese investment
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Has the MRT broken ground yet?
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Has the MRT broken ground yet?
BRT is under construction and funds have been allocated for MRT to be built in future..
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Red tape delays Karachi's Blue Line BRT

KARACHI: The grand plans to connect a gated community off Super Highway to the rest of the city with the Blue Line Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) system have taken a backseat even though it was the first such project to take concrete shape in the city.

It appears that bureaucratic red tape and the government’s apathy are the main reason behind the delay. Its operations are now expected to start by the first quarter of next year, if all goes well.


The Blue Line is part of the six BRT corridors proposed by Japan International Cooperation Agency (Jica) to improve the traffic situation in Karachi. However, the case of the Blue Line is different from that of other BRT Lines as it is being funded by a private real estate developer.

The Blue Line was planned to run from Super Highway, all the way to Tower through Sharae Pakistan. However, it will now run only up to Guru Mandir from where it will join the federal government-funded Green Line, which goes all the way to Tower.



The route has now been shortened to 54 kilometres, with 30km as its construction length. From the gated community till Toll Plaza, the Blue Line will run in a segregated lane. Till Sohrab Goth, it will run in mixed traffic but there will be dedicated tracks at stations. After Sohrab Goth through Sharae Pakistan and Jehangir Road, the Blue Line will run in a segregated lane all the way to Guru Mandir.

Long-winded applications

The process of getting approval for a BRT, even if you have the funds sorted out can be tedious. When the real estate developer showed interest in the Blue Line BRT, it submitted an unsolicited proposal to the Sindh government.

Ashar Lodhi of Exponent Engineering Pvt Ltd, which was hired by the real estate developer to design the route of the Blue Line, shared that the developer wrote a letter to the Sindh government in April, 2014. The summary, he said, was approved by the government and the developer was asked to submit a proposal. It was then that Exponent Engineering Pvt Ltd was hired as a consultant for the project.

According to Lodhi, the first unsolicited proposal was submitted in February, 2015, followed by a second one in May, 2015, due to certain differences with the government over its design. After that, the Sindh government was supposed to hire a vetting consultant for the proposal, for which the bidding kicked off, much lately, in November, 2015, he shared. This is also when the Green Line BRT came up with complete homework to start its construction all the way from Surjani Town to Guru Mandir.

Initially, it was the Blue Line, which was supposed to construct a segregated track from Guru Mandir to Tower. However, delays in the construction of the Blue Line forced the federal government to take up these tracks as well. It was around this time that the Sindh government told Blue Line to limit their construction design to Guru Mandir, said Lodhi. Therefore, they submitted a third proposal in April, this year, and now the Sindh government has finally hired a vetting consultant.

“The negotiation with the consultant kicked off, which took ample time,” he said, adding that they are still awaiting a final design approval from the Sindh government.

Once the design is finalised, the Sindh government will launch a Request for Proposal as per the Sindh Public Procurement Regulatory Authority (SPPRA) rules and go for international bidding. “This has to be done to see if any other investor is interested,” he said. However, the initial proponent has some advantage as per the SPPRA rules. After the open competition, if the initial proponent gets the tender, the concessional agreement is inked and the construction can kick off after the financial close, he explained.

Design flaws

For his part, Mass Transit Cell director-general Athar Khan said there were several technical flaws in the design of the Blue Line. “Beyond Sohrab Goth, the construction of the motorway is underway and there we have proposed Blue Line to run in mixed traffic,” he pointed out. The estimated cost of the project has also reduced since the route ends at Guru Mandir instead of Tower, he added.

Khan said that the larger portion of the project cost will be borne by the real estate developer but that the Sindh government will also have its equity in the project.

Published in The Express Tribune, June 20th, 2016.


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CM wants Karachi Mass Transit Cell established

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Published: August 11, 2016

KARACHI:

Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah has directed the transport department to establish a Karachi Mass Transit Cell (KMTC) in the department till the approval of the relevant law and start recruitment process for the required positions.

“You need efficient, experienced and dedicated professionals to start a mass transit system in the city,” he said, explaining that otherwise serious problems of integration of different Bus Rapid Transport (BRT) systems would develop.

The CM said this while presiding over a meeting of the transport department at CM House on Wednesday. He expressed surprise that the Karachi Mass Transit Authority (KMTA) draft bill had not been cleared by the provincial assembly’s standing committee and directed them to present the bill in the next session.

Transport minister Syed Nasir Shah said that to develop an efficient transport system, the establishment of the KMTA is inevitable. The draft bill was presented in the assembly in September 2014, which referred it to the standing committee for clearance.

“Whatever the legal formalities are, you must fulfill them and where my approval is required it will be given on a top priority basis,” the CM said.

Published in The Express Tribune, August 11th, 2016.


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Sindh Orange Line bus project ‘moving apace’

KARACHI: In a development that would surely come as some sort of relief to the city’s commuters, Sindh Minster for Transport Syed Nasir Hussain Shah said that construction work on the Orange Line Bus project has been progressing at a much faster pace and obstacles in its way have been removed.

He pointed out that shifting of utility services’ lines has been completed and piling foundation work is continuing. The minister directed the mass transit cell to ensure timely completion of the project initiated under the Rapid Bus Transit initiative.

On the occasion, Shah was briefed about the salient features of the project. It was pointed out that this project would be completed by February next year. “The Orange Bus would commence from Shaharh-e-Quaideen and merge with the Green Line at the board office.”

The minister directed that work on the project should be carried out round the clock and be completed at the earliest so that relief can be provided to the people.



It was informed that the service would be available to 50,000 passengers daily and there would be a station after every kilometer.

Orangi line would be spread over 3.75 kilometres of which one kilometer would be an elevated lane which include Bacha Khan Bridge. Of the four lanes at this bridge, one lane each would be allocated for the Orange Bus.

For the project, Rs2 billion would be spent under the annual development programme.

The Orange Line project has been taken up by the Sindh government whereas the Green Bus Project is being completed with the assistance of the federal government.

The Minister said that RBT was an important project which would help provide better transport facilities in the metropolis.

Published in The Express Tribune, August 18th, 2016.

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Bus Rapid Transport: Bahria Town, Chinese group ink Karachi transport deal
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KARACHI: Development conglomerate Bahria Town has signed a framework document with China Railway 20 Bureau Group Corporation (CR20G) for collaboration on undertaking the development of a Bus Rapid Transit Blue Line (Blue Line) project in Karachi. According to a press release, the agreement was signed by CR20G Chairman Deng Yong and Bahria Town Chairman Malik Riaz. CR20G, a subsidiary of China Railway Construction Corporation Limited, has vast experience in undertaking mass transit projects worldwide. The group CR20G is already working in Pakistan on the Lahore-Abdul Hakeem Motorway project having a value of over $1.5 billion.

Bahria Town has already submitted an Un-Solicited Proposal (USP) to the Government of Sindh (GoS) for the Blue Line project under public-private partnership mode and tendering for the project is expected in the near future. Certain foreign financial institutions have also expressed their interest to partially finance the project. For undertaking the BRT project, Bahria Town has appointed a consortium of leading advisors and consultants, including Enrique Penalosa, Mayor of Bagota, Columbia, Exponent Engineers as local technical consultant, Riaz Ahmad and Company Chartered Accountants and Cornelius, Lane & Mufti, Advocates & Solicitors.
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ADB approves $9.7m loan for Karachi bus project


ISLAMABAD: The management of the Asian Development Bank (ADB) has approved a loan of $9.7 million for Pakistan to help finance the designing of the Karachi Bus Rapid Transit Project, it was learnt here.

The government has already approved PC-II for counterpart ñnancing,andattherequestandon behalf of the Sindh government, the ADB has conducted the consultants` selection process, including engineering, procurement and construction management; operational design and business model; and project management, coordination and capacity building.

The ADB has communicated the results to the provincial Transport and Mass Transit Department which is ready to sign the contracts upon effectiveness of the project development advance agreement,to be signed between the ADB and the federal government, which will contribute $2.28m to cover taxes and duties.

Once the Sindh Mass Transit Authority is established, staffed, and operational, it will replace the Transport and Mass Transit Department as the implementing agency, upon the prior approval of the ADB.

The project is estimated to cost $220m. The project design advance and the ensuing project loan are listed in the country operations business plan 2016-18 for Pakistan and are proposed to be Knanced from the ordinary capital resources of the Asian Development Bank, with an indicative financing of $10m for the project design advance and $100m for the project loan.

The project follows priorities set in the country partnership strategy 2015-19 for Pakistan, including improving connectivity and access, especially for the poor, by promot-ing urban public transport systems; and reducing pollution through mass transit systems.

The proposed Karachi Bus Rapid Transit Project will help develop a sustainable urban transport system in Karachi through the delivery of an integrated bus rapid transit (BRT) corridor. The project outcome will be improved public transport in Karachi, benefiting a population of one million.

The project will consist of two interlinked outputs: full restructuring of the Red Line BRT corridor, and effective project management and sustainable BRT operations through institutional and organisational developments.

The project is economically justified by major time savings for future BRT passengers, vehicle operating cost savings, better air quality, and savings in carbon emissions, which will in turn help improve the health of Karachi`s citizens and mitigate climate change. The project willalso help make Karachi more liveable and safe, boost private sector investment, and foster gender equity.

The Japanese International Cooperation Agency provided assistance to the Sindh government to jointly develop the detailed and comprehensive Karachi Transportation Improvement Project, comprising a Transport Master Plan and Feasibility Study for the Green and Red BRT lines.

In parallel, the government is currently experimenting a full public-private partnership model to implement the Yellow BRT line.

The project will build on these initiatives, following a mixed model combining standard public financing for the main infrastructure, and public-private partnership schemes for bankable components.

A stand-alone project loan is proposed as the financing modality since the project focuses on a single BRT corridor.

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Nazimabad bridge’s demolition to begin tomorrow

KARACHI: In order to make space for the Green Line Bus Rapid Transit (BRT), demolition of one of the oldest bridges of the city, which is in front of the Board Office in North Nazimabad would begin tomorrow.

In this regard, the federal government's Karachi Infrastructure Development Company Limited (KIDCL) which is constructing the Rs16 billion BRT project, has informed the City Traffic Police and other authorities that the demolition of the bridge would start from Sunday and it will last for approximately one month.

City Traffic police has already given clearance to dismantle the oldest bridge of the city while Deputy Commissioner, Central Farid Ud Din Mustafa has informed that a diversion road has been constructed for the citizens.

The two-way bridge will be demolished in two phases. Arrangements have been made to demolish the side coming from Haideri to Gulbahar in first phase and the bridge going from Nazimabad to board office will be demolished in next phase.

The Sindh government's Planning & Development department has also given a no-objection certificate (NOC) to destroy the bridge and its demolition is already approved under Karachi's master plan.

The Japan International Cooperation Agency, which designed KCR's route at the Board Office, has proposed a two-way elevated track for the KCR, thus the bridge's elimination will have no effect on it.

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