Assignment Name:
Karachi Urban Mobility Project For Yellow Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) Corridor Study On Improving Road Safety


Location within Country:


Name of Client:

The World Bank Group

Completion Date:

September 2019

Name of Associated Consultants, if any:


Narrative Description of Project:

The Project corridor is approximately 21 km long, starting from Dawood Chowrangi to Numaish via Korangi Road, Shahrah-e-Faisal and Shahrah-e-Quaideen] and is part of the overall Karachi Mass Transit System. The Project also comprised of two bus depots and approximately 67 km of smaller off-corridor roads [direct and feeder routes] which would be improved as part of the Project. The Project follows the integrated corridor management approach with the overarching objective to improve mobility, accessibility and safety along its alignment. The World Bank engagement encompasses the support towards the implementation of a BRT system along the Yellow Line corridor in Karachi. The objective of this study is to improve road safety in Karachi in general with emphasis on the BRT corridors (including feeders and direct service routes) starting with the Yellow Corridor as a pilot. The safety audit being proposed will provide key design features and a communication strategy to secure a smooth transition from existing to projected scenarios and ensure the materialization of the expected safety improvements, including those for vulnerable users of the corridor.

Description of Actual Services Provided by Our Staff within the Assignment:

This Study includes the following Tasks which are further detailed below:
  • Establish a Road Safety baseline along the proposed BRT routes of the Yellow Corridor
  • Elaborate a Situational Assessment and formulate recommendations for the safety of Powered Two- and Three- Wheeler (PTW) in Karachi
  • Carry out a Road Safety Audit of the Preliminary infrastructure designs of the Yellow BRT Corridor; Prepare planning studies; Provide Technical Assistance and Advisory Services
  • Develop a strategy for building awareness and public dissemination on Road Safety

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