- Sindh govt to pay Rs 6b for existing KCR, keep working for modern KCR: Chief Minister Sindh
Sindh Govt To Pay Rs 6b For Existing KCR, Keep Working For Modern KCR: Chief Minister Sindh
Sumaira FH 2 months ago Mon 19th July 2021 | 08:03 PM
Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah said that his government was committed to provide Rs 6 billion for development works to be carried out for full operation of existing Karachi Circular Railway (KCR) but vowed to realize the dream of launching a modern KCR in the city for the people of this megalopolis city
KARACHI, (UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News - 19th Jul, 2021 ) :Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah said that his government was committed to provide Rs 6 billion for development works to be carried out for full operation of existing Karachi Circular Railway (KCR) but vowed to realize the dream of launching a modern KCR in the city for the people of this megalopolis city.
This he said while presiding over a meeting on KCR here at the CM House on Monday. The meeting was attended by Minister for Transport Awais Qadir Shah, Minister for Local Government Nasir Shah, Advisor on Law Murtaza Wahab, Advocate General Sindh Salman Talibuddin, Chairperson P&D Shireen Narejo, Secretary Finance Hassan Naqvi, Commander FWO Brigadier Hafeez Abbasi, Brigadier Mohammad Yasir Ellahi of FWO, Project Director KCR Ameer Daudpoto and others. Chairman Pakistan Railways Habib-ur-Rehman Gilani attended the meeting through video link.
The meeting was told that the rehabilitation of the existing track from Drigh Colony or Drigh Road to Karachi City Station on loop section had been started and so far it was showing 50 percent physical progress.
It may be noted that the existing set up of KCR has 44 kilometers length with 30-kilometer loop and 14 km main line length. The FWO has to start construction of three structures on the KCR route and an elevated 6.4 kilometers structure for Rs11.508 billion against which the provincial government has to pay Rs 6 billion as its share.
The Chief Minister said that he would fulfill his commitment when work would be started. He urged the railway authorities to get the PC-I of the project approved from the Federal government besides carrying out the fencing work on KRC route.
Murad Ali Shah said that he would be supporting the existing KCR but would also work for realizing the dream of people of Karachi for having a modern KCR.
He assured the railways authorities that his government would be supporting railways authorities in improving the operation of the existing KCR.