Karachi Circular Railway to be revived

Justice Gulzar Ahmed while chairing a meeting at the Supreme Court’s Karachi registry issued orders to immediately revive the Circular Railway in Karachi. DS Railways told the judge that the Railways land in various areas of the city was encroached upon. The court ordered authorities to clear all railways tracks in the metropolis and encroachments on land owned by Pakistan Railways with the help of the deputy commissioner. DHA and cantonment boards have also been ordered to remove encroachments from the railway tracks.

The Supreme Court also ordered authorities to prepare bogies for the project with the help of the KMC and local administration and the revival of tramlines within the city. The revival of the Karachi Circular Railway (KCR) mass transit project could potentially serve millions of daily commuters, decongesting the often-jammed roads in the city.