On Friday, SC has ordered to make the KCR operational within 6 months, as per the reports of local media.
A 3-member bench of the SC led by Chief Justice Gulzar Ahmed, Justice Sajjad Ali Shah and Justice Ijaz-ul-Ahsan heard the KCR revival case at the apex court’s Karachi Registry.
At the outset of the hearing, the Advocate General Sindh Salman Talibuddin presented KCR revival plan in the top court and added that major development has been made on the project.
The Railways Secretary also appeared before the court and said on the directives of the SC, work is under process for the revival of the KCR on a daily basis.
The CJP mentioned that he is aware that work would not be done for making the KCR operational as there is lack of capacity.
He added that there is no willingness for improving the system as they have just come up with long written stories.
The Sindh Advocate General informed the court that the government is facing issues to remove the encroachments at 24 gates of the project.
The department of Railways had given assurance that encroachments would be removed within 15 days, he maintained.
To this, the secretary railways said before the bench of the SC that operations are under process for vacating the land.
The apex court directed to make Karachi Circular Railways operational in 6 months and ordered the Secretary Railways for cooperating with the government of Sindh.
The court has given 2 weeks to hold consultation with China as they are financing the project under the umbrella of CPEC.
The court has given warning to issue contempt notices to PM Khan and Chief Minister Sindh if the government fails to meet the deadline provided for the revival of KCR.