Separate project to be created for civil works of KCR

In order to increase the pace of work for the under construction Karachi central railway (KCR) project, the government has decided to initiate a separate project for the civil works of KCR. Both these projects will be operated simultaneously and resultantly the overall pace of the projects will be increased significantly.

The decision was taken in a meeting chaired by Federal Minister for Planning, Development, and Special Initiatives Asad Umar to review the present status of preparation and processing of the KCR and Railways Freight Corridor projects.

During the meeting the secretary railway informed that the KCR project is on track as per the timelines given by the ministry.

The PC-1 for civil structures must be brought for processing for approval and subsequent funding through PSDP at the earliest. Simultaneous work on both the components of the KCR will result in months of time saving and timely completion of the project.