KARACHI: On Friday, a Green Line bus in Karachi rammed into a footpath in an attempt to save a young boy who had strayed onto its route. This caused damage to the bus.
In the tragedy at Nagan Chowrangi in Karachi, the bus hit the grate while rescuing the boy.
Rescuers at the scene reported that the front of the bus had completely collapsed and that numerous passengers had escaped through the windows.
The female passengers of the bus and the driver were injured in the collision. It also hampered vehicular movement under Nagan Chowrangi flyover.
In July 2014, the Green Line Bus project in Karachi was made public. The foundation stone was laid for the 17.8 km long track connecting Suryani and Guru Mandir on February 26, 2016. Each vehicle can accommodate 200 to 250 passengers.
The Green Line bus service runs hybrid buses over a 22km route from Surjani to the Municipal Park next to the Jama Textile Market, stopping at 23 stops along the way.
Imran Khan, former prime minister, officially launched the project on 10 December 2021, and on 25 December 2021, the service began limited operations for users.
11 stations have been constructed at Surjani, Abdullah Chowk, Do Minute Chowrangi, Power House, Nagan Chowrangi, Jumma Bazar, Haideri, Board Office, Nazimabad Number One, Sanitary Market and Numaish where passengers can avail the service.