Groundbreaking of Karachi Circular Railway Project

PM Imran Khan has performed the ground-breaking of the Karachi Circular Railway (KCR) project, at a ceremony held at the Cantonment Railway Station in the Karachi.  Federal Ministers Asad Umar, Azam Swati, Chaudhry Fawad Hussain and Ali Haider Zaidi, Sindh Governor Imran Ismail and Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah attended the ceremony besides senior officers.

As approved by the Executive Committee of the National Economic Council (ECNEC) the infrastructure development for KCR will include overhead bridges & underpasses. It is pertinent to mention here that the project will be completed at an estimated cost of Rs207 billion.

The KCR project will be completed in 2 phases; the track of KCR has been designed to be 43 km long with a 29km stretch of elevated section, with dual carriage. According to the final designs there will be 22 stations and 24 level crossings for this world class cost effective transport system. Each environment-friendly electric train of KCR will have the capacity to carry 814 passengers at a time and will greatly improve the mobility of daily commuters. The KCR project is expected to be completed within a period of three years.