Pakistani roads are loaded with heavy traffic. This worsening traffic system created a lot of traffic and environmental concerns in Pakistan. Hence, the Pakistani Government has decided to develop the infrastructure and upgrade the public transportation system of Pakistan. Lahore was the first to introduce Lahore Metro Bus and Orange Line Train. But other cities are also getting public transport bus systems. Orange Line Bus Karachi is also operating in the “City of Lights”, Read this article to know all the details regarding the timings, route, and ticket price.
The provincial authorities are working on upgrading the Bus Rapid Transit System in Karachi to improve the traffic conditions in Pakistan. Thus, Orange Line Bus Karachi is also a project of the BRT System in the city. It has preceded the successful Green Line Bus service initiated by Federal Government.
Orange Line Bus Karachi Details
This is Pakistan’s shortest bus service system, extending from Board Office to Gulshan-e-Zia (Orangi Town). This system connects with a mass transit project in Karachi, Green Line Bus. The route extends to 3.88 kilometres with 18 buses. These buses aim at the transportation of 50,000 citizens daily.
Orange Line Bus Karachi was inaugurated in 2016, but many delays occurred in the official launch. It was initially launched as Orange Line Bus. But, the name was changed to Abdul Sattar Edhi Line to honour the late Abdul Sattar Edhi for his substantial contributions to social work. However, the system is operating in Karachi since 10th September 2022.
Currently, the route of this BRT System extends to 3.88 kilometres. But, the system is part of a massive project extending to around 150 kilometres in Karachi. The route goes through AO Chowk in Nazimabad to Nishan-e-Haider Chowk (Orangi Town).
Orange Line Bus Karachi has four stations at a distance of 1 kilometre each. Here are the details:
- Station 1: Town Municipal Administration
- Station 2: Phone Panch Chowrangi
- Station 3: Abdullah Chowrangi
- Station 4: Jinnah University
Ticket and more Feature
There are 18 buses in this BRT System. All of them are fully air-conditioned and accommodate around 90 passengers each. This system is estimated to carry 50,000 passengers on a daily basis.
The ticket price varies from PKR 10 to PKR 20.