KARACHI: Sindh Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah on Monday apprised Minister for Railways Sheikh Rasheed Ahmad that out of 40 kilometers, 30 kilometers of track of the Karachi Circular Railway (KCR) had been got cleared from encroachments.
The Ministry of Railways and Sindh government have agreed to start work on revival of Karachi Circular Railway to facilitate the people.
Sheikh Rasheed Ahmad met with Murad Ali Shah in Karachi and discussed restoration of Karachi Circular Railway track.
The minister said that administration of Karachi Urban Transport Corporation would be handed over to the Sindh government. He said that houses would be built on railway land to rehabilitate the affected families.
Talking to media persons in Karachi following the meeting, Sheikh Rasheed said it was our utmost effort to commence the project as soon as possible which was part of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor.
On the occasion, Spokesman of Sindh government Murtaza Wahab said that KCR project would cost two hundred billion rupees.
On Jan 23, Minister for Planning and Development Asad Umar had directed the concerned authorities to immediately initiate work for finalizing the implementation mechanism of the Karachi Circular Railway (KCR) project.
Asad Umar had said the KCR project would provide safe, efficient and reliable public transport for the citizens of Karachi.
Chairing a meeting to discuss the project in Islamabad, he had said the government was fully committed to support the project for its expeditious implementation in consultation with the Chinese side.