Karachi In compliance of the Supreme Court orders , city administration is making all out efforts to launch the 44 kilometer Karachi Circular Railway (KCR) and expedite the progress of the work being carried for the launch of the KCR with coordination of Pakistan Railways and all other stake holders , concerned departments.
In this regard a meeting was held under the chairmanship of Commissioner Karachi Iftikhar Shallwani at his office which reviewed the progress of the project and made various decisions to get the hurdles in the way of launching of the Circular Railway removed.
It was also decided in a meeting that work on laying down 14 kilometer track from Karachi city to Orangi would be completed with the railway stations located along the route within two months so as to trail for running the train could be undertaken before the launch of the project of KCR.
Divisional Superintendent of Pakistan Railways Arshad Salam Khattak briefed the commissioner about the progress explaining the steps being taken for the revival of the project.
The issue of infrastructure of sewerage needed to be replaced at the Urdu Bazar to Depo station was also discussed. The meeting decided that Karachi Water and Sewerage Board (KWSB) would carryout the work of improvement of sewerage infrastructure on priority bases which is one of the hurdles in the way of completion of the project.
Managing Director of KWSB, Asadullah Khan, assured the meeting that the water board would comply to the decisions of the meeting to under take the work of improving the infrastructure.
Planning and Development Department of the Sindh government official briefed the meeting about the work of fencing to be undertaken along the route of both sides , explaining that the planning and tendering process of the work has been completed and hopefully the fencing work would be started next week .
The meeting was attended among others by the Divisional Superintendent of Pakistan Railways, Arshad Salam Khattak, Managing Director of Karachi Water and Sewerage Board Asadullah Khan, DIG Security Maqsood Ahmed ,Cheif Engineer Pakistan Railways Ameer Mohammad Daudpota, , Addtional Deputy Commissioners of different districts, officials of Sindh Buildings Control Authority and Transport Department .