Karachi: According to news released on Wednesday, Pakistan Railways aims to connect the Karachi Circular Railway (KCR) with under-construction Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) lines in the city to relieve traffic congestion.
Pakistan Railways officials discussed a plan with the Senate Standing Committee on Railways that will connect a circular railway line with five BRT lines, enhancing its utility and efficacy. Senator Muhammad Qasim, the meeting’s chairman, was updated on the progress of the KCR and the anti-encroachment operation on railway land.
During the discussion, some senators suggested that KCR be connected to the airport to make it easier for international and domestic travellers. In addition, officials from Pakistan Railways discussed the issue of encroachments on railway land in Sindh. The attendees of the meeting were informed of the efforts taken to reclaim the encroached area.
It’s worth noting that BRT projects are now developing 112.9-kilometer-long highways. Only Green Line is ready to begin operation at this time. It was stated that once the railway is repaired, it will be able to accommodate 475,000 passengers each day. According to reports, 1.1 million people will utilise the programme every day after ten years.