KARACHI: Prime Minister Imran Khan will be visiting Karachi to inaugurate the Karachi Circular Railway project on Monday (today).
According to the details, the project will cost Rs 207 billion. The track of Karachi Circular Railway will be 29 km long with 16 stations.
According to the minister for Railways Azam Swati, the electric circular electric air-conditioned trains comprising of 4 coaches will be run in Karachi Circular Railway.
The Karachi Circular Railway project includes the transformation of the old Karachi Circular Railway (KCR) into a mass transit system.
Azam Swati said that 814 passengers would be able to travel at the same time, calling for international tenders for the purchase of trains.
Earlier in August, Prime Minister Imran Khan inaugurated Pakistan’s first smart forest at Sheikhupura’s Rakh Jhok Forest.
Rakh Jhok Forest is an important project of Ravi Urban Development Authority to be laced with sensors and surveillance system.
During the visit, the Prime Minister held a one-on-one meeting with Punjab Chief Minister Sardar Usman Buzdar to get a briefing about the political and administrative situation of the province.
He also chaired important meetings at the Chief Minister House in Lahore, where he will be given briefing on ongoing development projects in the provincial capital.
On the same day, Prime Minister Imran Khan also attended Punjab Education Convention 2021 in Lahore Wednesday.
The convention will highlight the steps taken by incumbent government over the last three years for promotion of quality education, by introducing innovations in Punjab province.
During this period, Punjab Education Department, with cooperation of other departments, ensured wide ranging reforms in education sector.
These include upgradation of schools, integrated management system and e-transfers system, Insaaf afternoon schools, Insaaf academy, Insaaf school meal and trans-education program to impart education to transgender community.