Thursday, October 21, 2021

ECNEC to approve KCR project next week: Asad Umar

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KARACHI: Federal Minister for Planning and Development Asad Umar said on Sunday that the Executive Committee of the National Economic Council (ECNEC) will approve Karachi Circular Railway (KCR) project next week, ARY News reported.

While addressing the ceremony of the arrival of the first batch of Green Line BRT buses Project in Karachi, the federal minister ECNEC will approve the KCR project next week and Prime Minister Imran Khan will perform the groundbreaking of the project at the end of this month.

After approval of ECNEC, the prime minister will arrive in Karachi this month and perform the groundbreaking of the Karachi Circular Railway project, he added.

Asad Umar said the PTI-led federal government working on a modern transport system in Karachi. He said that 40 more buses for the Green Line BRT Project will reach Karachi next month.

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“The commercial operation of Green line BRT will start within two months,” he said, adding that 54 kilometers of roads are also being constructed in Karachi around the major nullahs.

Speaking on the occasion, Governor Sindh Imran Ismail said the Green Line bus service will provide the best transport facilities to the people of Karachi.

KCR project

According to Pakistan Railways, the Karachi Circular Railway project will be completed in three phases. The length of the KCR project was 43.13km, including 14.95km on the ground and 28.18km elevated. It would have 24 stations and its per-day ridership would be around 550,000.

Read More: FIRST BATCH OF GREEN LINE BUSES REACHES KARACHI PORT

The second phase will expand operations to a seven-kilometer track running from Orangi Station to Gilani Station, while the third will see trains running over a nine-kilometer stretch between Gilani Station and Drigh Colony.

The second phase of KCR will cost Rs 8.70 billion, whereas, the third phase would be completed under a public-private partnership.

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