KCR to Operate on Another Route from Dec 15


The 14 kilometer long route from the City Station to the Orangi Town would be operational from the 15th of the next month.

As per the shared details, this was indicated during a meeting chaired by Karachi Commissioner Iftikhar Shallwani. The meeting was informed that encroachments have been removed and the track has been laid.

The route will have four stations at Wazir Mansion, Lyari, Baldia, Manghopir.

Officials told the commissioner that work has been initiated to repair the complete 44-km track.

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Out of 24 level-crossings in the city, 8 fly-overs and three underpasses will be built with the help of Frontier Works Organization. Work to install fences on both sides of the track has been initiated too.

Previously this month, the government announced that the KCR service will resume after 21 years from November 16.

But just a day before its resumption, the authorities took the decision to delay it for three more days.

Pakistan Railways shared a route plan of the KCR on November 16. According to the document, four trains each would run on the Up and Down tracks between Orangi and Pipri.

Later it was revealed that the route from Orangi to City Station has been excluded and now the KCR will only be operating between Pipri and City Station.

The decision was taken as the track from Orangi to City Station was not fit to run the trains.

Railways Minister Sheikh Rasheed inaugurated the KCR on November 19.

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