KCR to start operation from Thursday says Sheikh Rasheed

Muhammad UsmanMultimedia Journalist

18th Nov, 2020. 04:15 pm
Sheikh Rasheed

On Wednesday, the Minister for Railways Sheikh Rasheed has said while addressing a conference in Islamabad that the Karachi Circular Railway (KCR) will start operation from Thursday.

According to the details, the Railways Minister said that KCR will be made a modern urban transport system and will start its operation from Pipri to Karachi City station.

KCR’s fare has been fixed at fifty rupees per travel, said Sheikh Rasheed.

Rasheed also highlighted the Gilgit-Baltistan elections held on 15 November and said the elections were held in the most transparent manner.

“Election is the triumph of democracy. He said the PTI will form a government in the region with a two-thirds majority,” said the Railways Minister.

Earlier, Rasheed said that the 14-kilometer long track of the Karachi Circular Railways (KCR) is completed and the remaining track is to be completed by the Sindh Government.

Sheikh Rasheed added that ‘We are waiting for the Sindh Government to complete the remaining track. At least 10 coaches have been ready and work on more than 40 coaches is underway.’

Eight trains would run between Pipri to Orangi, while the train departure times will be 7 -10 am and 1-4 pm.

It is also pertinent to mention here that the Supreme Court had issued contempt notices to Pakistan Railways and Sindh government in the Railways deficit case.

The court heard the Railway deficit case. The court questioned why the court order was not implemented. Departmental correspondence was carried out but the order of the Supreme Court was not implemented.


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