Railways Minister assures CM Sindh full cooperation to start KCR project
KARACHI: Federal Railways Minister Shaikh Rashid Ahmed assured Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah that his ministry would extend maximum cooperation for restoration and start the Karachi Circular Railway (KCR) project at the earliest.
The Federal Railways Minister Shaikh Rashid Ahmed along with a five-member delegation called on Chief Minister Sindh Syed Murad Ali Shah at the CM’s House here on Monday.
Talking about removal of encroachment along the KCR route, the chief minister said that out of 38 kilometres, 33 kilometres have been cleared and only five kilometers were left.
The Commissioner Karachi Iftikhar Shallwani said that the remaining portion would also be cleared from the encroachers soon.
Federal Railways Minister Shaikh Rashid Ahmed and the chief minister constituted a committee under commissioner Karachi with DS Railways Karachi and other concerned offers as its members to clear encroachments from remaining part of the KCR route. The committee has been directed to clear the way within a month and report the authority concerned.
The federal minister also said that the affectees of Karachi Circular Railways (KCR) will be relocated at some other land site of Pakistan Railways.
Chief Minister Sindh Syed Murad Ali Shah said that we must make all the arrangements, including clearance of the right of Way, documentation and relevant paper work by end of the March. – APP