Karachi: In a piece of recent news, the Sindh Chief Minister (CM) Syed Murad Ali Shah has mentioned that the government will pay Rs. 6 billion for the construction work to operationalize the Karachi Circular Railway (KCR).
The chief minister instructed railway authorities to get federal government clearance for the project’s PC-1 during a KCR review meeting. Furthermore, the minister has instructed Pakistan Railways to finish the fence around the KCR corridor. He went on to say that the city required a new KCR. The government, according to CM Murad Ali Shah, is prepared to assist railway authorities in improving KCR operations.
The gathering was informed that the 14-kilometer track between the City Station and the Orangi Station had already been finished by February 10, 2021, and that two trains were already running. Furthermore, at a cost of Rs. 11.508 billion, the Frontier Works Organization (FWO) is set to start work on three structures, including the KCR and a 6.4-kilometer elevated structure. The state of Sindh will donate Rs. 6 billion.
The Supreme Court (SC) previously ordered the government to fulfil the PC-1 approval, work order release, and contract signing for the KCR project within a month, which it did in June. The Supreme Court’s three-judge bench ordered the government to make the required money available as soon as possible so that the project could be finished.