10 Flyovers / Underpasses to be constructed on KCR tracks

The Supreme Court (SC) issued orders to the Sindh government to construct underpasses and flyovers on Karachi Circular Railway (KCR) tracks by completing the formalities and arranging the financing.

Sindh secretary transport told the court that according to the plan out of the 24 crossings of KCR, underpasses/Flyovers would be constructed on 10 crossings. “2,000 vehicles pass through ten crossings each daily whereas no traffic passes through fourteen crossings,” The court was further informed that Rs5 billion had been allocated for construction of flyovers and underpasses on ten crossings.

“It (the construction of all 10 underpasses/flyovers) would take six months,” the secretary of transport told the court which remarked that the KCR had to be revived this year.

The secretary of Railways was also warned by the court that it would initiate “contempt of court” proceedings against him if the KCR track is not cleared on time.