Karachi: PM Imran Khan will arrive in Karachi on September 27 (Monday) on a day-long trip to perform the groundbreaking of the Karachi Circular Railway KCR project. According to the details, all arrangements related to the groundbreaking of the modern Karachi Circular Railway KCR have been completed at the Karachi Cantonment railway station.
The PM will be accompanied by the Minister of Railways Sheikh Rasheed and other government ministers. During his full day’s stay in the capital, the Prime Minister will hold several meetings at Governor House, Karachi, to find a forum on ongoing development projects in Karachi, party affairs, and the political situation in the province.
The Executive Committee of the National Economic Council (ECNEC) yesterday approved a summary on the construction of the Karachi Circular Railway loop-cutting infrastructure.
The project aims to build flyovers and sub-KCR routes to eliminate cross-road routes at level 22. The planned cost of the project is Rs20.71 billion on a cost-sharing basis. The project will help navigate the KCR train. KCR is looking at the construction of a low-cost 43-kilometer low-cost system using environmentally-friendly electric trains.
According to Pakistan Railways, the Karachi Circular Railway project will be completed in three phases. The length of the Karachi Circular Railway project was 43.13km, including 14.95km down and 28.18km high. It would have 24 stations, and its daily ridership would be about 550,000.
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