Karachi:The Green Line bus rapid transit project in Karachi has become fully operational Monday.
All of the 80 buses will be on the tracks and the service will be available from 7am to 10pm, according to officials.
It will run from Numaish Chowrangi to Abdullah Chowrangi in Surjani Town with 22 stations in between. The full-length journey will take 45 minutes.
The 18-meter long articulated bus has 40 seats but a much larger overall capacity for passengers.
He said the minimum fare has been set at Rs15, but travellers need to buy an Rs55 ticket as tickets with smaller denominations were not being sold.
For people who travel only two or three kilometres, buying an Rs100 pass would be more economical, he said adding that passengers would be charged only for the distance covered.
The system has been designed on a pay as you go principle. If you travel from Numaish to Patel Para you would be charged Rs15 only, he said.
After the project becomes fully operational, around 135,000 commuters will benefit from it, officials say.
The operation hours could be extended if the need arises, they said.