The original route of the Karachi Circular Railway (KCR) has been changed owing to the incomplete arrangements and the service is to be resumed as per the initial plan.
As per the shared details, Pakistan Railway officials, the first KCR train was scheduled to depart from the Orangi station at 7 am on November 19, followed by subsequent departures at 10 am, 1 pm, and 4 pm.
As per the changed route, the KCR will move from Pipri to City station, said the officials, adding that it will not travel towards Orangi station from City station.
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While elaborating on the reason, the officials said that the 14-km long track from Orangi station to City station could not be cleared in time.
“Railway engineers and professionals have not given clearance for the 14-km track,” said an official, adding: “Level crossing on the 14-km route to Orangi station is a big problem.”
In the meantime, the train could not travel at more than 35km/hr on the 14-km track, said sources.
Moreover, the Minister for Railways Sheikh Rasheed has that the KCR will start its operation from Thursday, November 19.