The CDWP approves the Karachi Circular Railway (KCR) project
A news source said on October 25 that the Karachi Circular Railway Project (KCR), which will cost PKR 292.389 billion, has been approved by the Central Development Working Group (CDWP).
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Ahsan Iqbal, who is the federal minister for planning, development, and special projects, called a special meeting of the CDWP. According to the details of the project, it is planned to build a dual track that is 44 kilometers long and goes from Drigh Road through Federal B Area, North Nazimabad, Gulshan-e-Iqbal, Liaquatabad, Nazimabad, Lyari, and Sindh Industrial Trading Estate.
The project will also involve building road/railway cross-sections, horizontal and vertical curves, ramp gradients, and the layout of structures in relation to the alignment. The work will also include building stations, warning signs, signs for drivers, regulatory, informational, and passenger-friendly signs, aligning the route, and building other facilities.
Also, the KCR is an attempt to improve the city’s transportation infrastructure, such as its public transportation, road network, and way of handling traffic. The government wants to make sure that Karachi’s public transportation is safe, good, and good for the environment.
The news source said that the project will likely be finished in 4 years. The urban rail mass transit system will carry 457,000 people every day, and that number is expected to grow to 1 million people in the future. It was said that the project would use electric trains and that it would run for 17 hours a week. Along the corridor, KCR will build 30 stations.