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Pakistan: Karachi Bus Rapid Transit Red Line Project

Project information
Request number 2024/2
Project name Pakistan: Karachi Bus Rapid Transit Red Line Project
Grant and Loan numbers Grant 0649 (Green Climate Fund); Loan 3799 (Asian Development Bank); Loan 8366 (Agence Francaise de Developpement); Loan 8367 (Green Climate Fund); and Loan 8368 (Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank)
Country Pakistan


Complainants claim that the project will worsen traffic congestion and diminish property values along its route. Concerns are raised regarding the potential negative impact on local infrastructure and the economic well-being of communities traversed by the project.

Progress Report

Steps and Milestones Date Remarks and Attachments
  CRP received a request for compliance review (the complaint) 2 February 2024 Request for compliance review [PDF]
  CRP informs the complainants, borrower, ADB Board member representing the country concerned, and ADB Management about receipt of the complaint 8 February 2024  
Step 1. Requesting Management Response  
  CRP's initial assessment of the complaint 8 February 2024 Completed
  CRP's assessment 8 February 2024 Complaint falls within the mandate of the compliance review function
  CRP forwards the complaint to ADB Management for response 8 February 2024 ADB Management's response is expected on or before 8 March 2024
  Complainants withdrew their complaint from the compliance review function of ADB’s Accountability Mechanism 24 February 2024  
  In accordance with paragraph 153 of the Accountability Mechanism Policy, the CRP terminates further processing of the complaint 26 February 2024