KCR would take almost a year to restore fully. Steps are being taken for its complete restoration, as informed by the Minister for Railways-Sheikh Rasheed on Thursday.
As per the available details, the Federal Minister for Railways Sheikh Rasheed said of the much-discussed KCR that his ministry will add a further 14-kilometer track in the circular railway to cater to more commuter destinations.
“We have no issues about the funds in the project,” he said.
It is important to note that Pakistan Railways has resumed the KCR train service between City Station to Pipri today.
The railway minister addressing the inaugural ceremony of KCR announced a reduction in KCR fares from 50 rupees to 30 and an Rs750 ticket package for one month.
The minister said that Pakistan Railways has delayed KCR resumption from Karachi’s City Station to Orangi section due to the issues of level crossings and the renovation of stations.
“After 15 days the Karachi Circular Railway (KCR) route will be further extended by 14 kilometers,” the minister said. The work on railway crossings on 14 kilometers being launched immediately, he said.