Pakistan: Karachi Bus Rapid Transit Project

Sovereign Project | 47279-001 Status: Active


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Project Name Karachi Bus Rapid Transit Project
Project Number 47279-001
Country Pakistan
Project Status Active
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 8531-PAK: Karachi Bus Rapid Transit Project
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 825,000.00
Strategic Agendas Environmentally sustainable growth
Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Governance and capacity development
Private sector development
Sector / Subsector

Transport - Urban public transport

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Effective gender mainstreaming
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy

Project Outcome

Description of Outcome
Progress Toward Outcome
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs
Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)
Geographical Location Karachi

Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects

Environmental Aspects
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design

Consultation with the stakeholders will be conducted during project preparation as appropriate.

UNDP will participate to the project design, mainly through stakeholder engagement process and inclusive infrastructure design (i.e. technical design including inputs from future users), including awareness campaigns.

Under ADB Cluster TA and PPTA, a bus industry transition process will be initiated through negotiations with existing private bus operators, to include them at early stages in the BRT operational design.

During Project Implementation

Consultation with the stakeholders will be conducted during project implementation as appropriate.

The bus industry transition process, initiated during project design, will continue with the objective that current bus operators will become the operators of the new BRT system.

For operators not participating to future BRT operations, a fleet scrapping and compensation mechanism will be set up and financed under the loan.

Business Opportunities

Consulting Services

All consultants will be selected in accordance with ADB's Guidelines on the Use of Consultants by Asian Development Bank and Its Borrowers (2013, as amended from time to time).The PPTA will use (i) an international firm in association with a local firm recruited by ADB under quality-and cost-based selection (QCBS 90:10) and full technical proposal (FTP); and (ii) individual consultants, notably for, but not limited to, drafting of

TOR. A total of 54 person-months with 29 of international and 25 person-months of national consultants' services will be required.

Responsible Staff

Responsible ADB Officer David Margonsztern
Responsible ADB Department Central and West Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Urban Development and Water Division, CWRD
Executing Agencies
Transport and Mass Transit Department, Government of Sindh
Fazal Karim Khatri, Director, Planning & Coordination, Mass Transit Cell
2F Tughlag House, Siddh Secretariat Building #2 Karachi Pakistan


Concept Clearance -
Fact Finding -
Approval -
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 31 Mar 2016

TA 8531-PAK

Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
06 Dec 2013 26 Feb 2014 26 Feb 2014 31 Oct 2014 31 Jul 2016 -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
825,000.00 0.00 100,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 925,000.00 06 Dec 2013 665,465.99

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