KCR expected to start on City-Orangi route from Dec 15

Published November 25, 2020
Flyovers and underpasses on 11 out of 24 level crossings on the KCR track will be constructed by the Frontier Works Organisation. — Tanveer Shahzad/ White Star
Flyovers and underpasses on 11 out of 24 level crossings on the KCR track will be constructed by the Frontier Works Organisation. — Tanveer Shahzad/ White Star

KARACHI: Flyovers and underpasses on 11 out of 24 level crossings on the KCR track will be constructed by the Frontier Works Organisation (FWO), it emerged on Tuesday.

Officials said that participants in a meeting held to review the work being carried out on the 44km KCR route at the commissioner office were informed that the provincial transport department had initiated work on level crossings and three flyovers and eight underpasses would be constructed in place of level crossings.

The meeting, chaired by the city commissioner, was attended by relevant officials.

The divisional superintendent of railways informed the meeting that the Pakistan Railways was making arrangements to start KCR on 14km City-Orangi route from Dec 15 hopefully. The route has stations at Wazir Mansion, Lyari, Baldia, Manghopir and Orangi.

The commissioner asked all stakeholders to carry out their efforts with close coordination and cooperation to expedite the work for the revival of the KCR as per directives of the Supreme Court.

The meeting participants also discussed the issues of encroachments along the route and on the right of way of the route in detail and took various decisions to resolve the issues as soon as possible.

The meeting participants also reviewed the progress of work on laying of sewerage line by the Karachi Water and Sewerage Board on the railway track damaged from the Urdu College to Depot stations.

Published in Dawn, November 25th, 2020

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