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Sindh govt allocated Rs. 6.4 billion for 17 developmental schemes in Karachi

Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah has presented a budget of over Rs. 1241.25 billion for the financial year 2020-21. For the 17 different developmental schemes in Karachi, Sindh govt allocated Rs. 6.4 billion.

During his budget speech, the Sindh Chief Minister said that the objective of the Sindh government was to develop the basic infrastructure of safe, fast and reliable transport in Sindh.

The Department of Transport must update the Vehicle Inspection and Certification System, Government Karachi Circular Railway Project at a cost of 207.05, which will solve Karachi’s transport problems.

The Government of Sindh has allocated Rs. 3 billion for construction of Underpass and Overhead Bridge at Railway Crossing along KCR Route, BRTS Orange Line, 4 km long corridor, BRT Connecting Green Line. Similarly, the BRTS Green Line is also expected to be completed by December 2020 with federal government funds. However, the Sindh government is developing an Integrated Intelligence Ticketing System (IITS) bus operation and a fair collection system.

The next financial year includes two new projects at an estimated cost of Rs. 74 billion, BRT Red Line 29 km and BRT Yellow Line 22 km at an estimated cost of Rs. 61 billion in collaboration with ADB and World Bank in the current financial year.

In terms of financial resources, ADB is recommended to allocate Rs. 36.5 billion in the next financial year for more than 500 road schemes, including schemes related to works and services department and roads department of local government department, provincial development resources. In addition, Rs. 165 million will be provided under external aid projects.

Rs 15.1 billion was allocated for the current financial year 2019-20, Rs 14.8 billion has been earmarked for the Works and Services Department in the budget for the next financial year.

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