Karachi: During his visit to Karachi on September 11, 2021, Prime Minister Imran Khan is scheduled to launch the Karachi Circular Railways (KCR), according to news reports. The 43.13-kilometer-long contemporary circular train, according to the KCR project specifications, is a federally-sponsored project that will be completed in three phases.
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The flagship project, when finished, would provide daily service to a total of 550,000 people. The project would cover 14.95 kilometres on land and the rest 28 kilometres will be constructed on elevated pillars, according to Railways sources. There are a total of 24 stations included in the project.
KCR has received support from the World Bank (WB), the Asian Development Bank (ADB), and a French bank. Minister for Planning, Development & Special Initiatives Asad Umer directed the authorities to make all required preparations for KCR’s groundbreaking in the second week of September during his earlier visit to Karachi in August.
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According to reports, the premier will hold high-level meetings in Karachi during his visit to assess progress on other federally funded projects, such as the Karachi Green Line project, which is also a massive project aimed at improving Karachi’s mass transportation system and resolving traffic problems.
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