Karachi Circular Railway

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The Executive Committee of the National Economic Council decided on Thursday to revive the Karachi Circular Railway as a modern commuter system at a cost of Rs128.5 billion.

The committee suggested dualisation of railway tracks with the provision of two dedicated tracks along the main lines from Karachi City station to Drigh Road.

The system will have advanced technology to provide facilities of international standard to around 700,000 daily commuters.

The Karachi circular railway, which was set up in the mid-60s, was shut down in 1997 when Pakistan Railways suffered huge losses.

Source : Dawn

5 Comments so far

  1. barrister on September 4th, 2009 @ 11:42 pm

    It’s certainly a great news to the people of Karachi but we are concerned about the implementation of project – this project should go ahead despite transport mafia’s opposition and CDGK should complete this project!


  2. Owais Mughal (unregistered) on September 5th, 2009 @ 5:02 am

    We’ve been following KCR project closely at ATP too. You can see a detailed post on KCR here:

    http://pakistaniat.com/2008/10/03/karachi-circular-railway-revival-gets-1-step-closer/


  3. fasee on September 5th, 2009 @ 11:42 pm

    My 14 month old boy was overjoyed on the news…he and I both truly belive he wud participate in KCRz inaugural ceremoney when he will be going to his office one day….

    As for modernization….guss they will have new china ki led liths insted of lalteens infront of engines…nithing else.


  4. pervezhalani (unregistered) on September 8th, 2009 @ 9:49 pm

    If any one have detail of project and utilizaton of Rs.128.0 Bln.


  5. Tuttay Garam (unregistered) on September 9th, 2009 @ 12:27 pm

    پٹھان اور سر یکی مافیا کراچی اور پورے پاکستان مے ریلوے کو کامیاب نہیں ہونے دے گی. کراچی مے ڈوبل سواری پر پابندی پٹھان ٹرانسپورٹ مافیا کی سازش ہے .



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