KCR service restored in Karachi after 21 years

Syed Umarullah HussainiWeb Editor

19th Nov, 2020. 11:47 am

Pakistan Railways resumed the Karachi Circular Railway (KCR), between City Station to Pipri from Thursday.

According to the details, trains have stopovers at Manghopir, SITE, Shah Abdul Latif, Baldia, Lyari, Wazir Mansion, Karachi City Station, Karachi Cantt Station, Departure Yard, Drigh Road, Drigh Colony, Airport, Malir Colony, Malir, Landhi, Jumma Goth, Bin Qasim and Baldia Nullah before reaching Marshalling Yard Pipri railway station. For the down track, the local train will depart from Marshalling Yard railway station, covering the same stops to reach Orangi railway station.

Addressing a news conference in Islamabad on Wednesday, Railways Minister Sheikh Rasheed Ahmed said Karachi Circular Railway is operating four trains daily from Pipri to Karachi City station. He added that “After 15 days the Karachi Circular Railway (KCR) route will be further extended by 14 kilometers.” The work on railway crossings on 14 kilometres being launched immediately, he said.

In addition to this, he said that the government of Sindh has also awarded contracts for the KCR projects, the minister further said. “We want to run the Karachi Circular Railway (KCR)project jointly with the Sindh government.”

“Two trains each will run on Up and Down tracks today,” Sheikh Rasheed further said. The number of trains will gradually reach to 10 Up and 10 Down trains daily, he said. Each KCR train has a capacity of 80 passengers.

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