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Rs1.8 bn will be spent on first phase of KCR project, says Sheikh Rasheed

  • Minister says there is no dispute between the Sindh and federal governments regarding the Karachi Circular Railway project and both are on the same page
27 Sep 2020

(Karachi) Federal Railways Minister Sheikh Rasheed Ahmed has said that more than Rs10 billion will be required to complete Karachi Circular Railway (KCR) project, while Rs1.8 billion will be spent over the first phase of the work.

During his visit to Karachi on Sunday to review the KCR project, the railways minister said that the government is determined to enforce Supreme Court's orders of removing encroachments from railway land.

He maintained that 12 kilometers of railway track has been cleared of the total 30 kilometers while work to clear the remaining track is under way. He highlighted that in phase-I of the clearance work, the track has been cleared from City to Shah Abdul Latif Station.

He stated, "There is no dispute between the Sindh and federal governments and both are on the same page regarding the Karachi Circular Railway."

He said, “I will visit Karachi after every 15 days to monitor the work on the KCR project.”

He said his department has been in contact with the provincial government and have no dispute over KCR project with the government. He said the Sindh government has awarded a contract to the Frontier Works Organization (FWO) to build necessary infrastructure like underpasses and overhead bridges at the level crossings.