CPEC KCR to be state-of-the-art project with all modern facilities including fast electric trains: Railway Minister

By Shafqat Ali | Gwadar Pro Sep 28, 2021

KARACHI, Sept. 28 (Gwadar Pro) – “China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC)’s Karachi Circular Railway (KCR) would be a state-of-the-art project with all modern facilities including fast electric trains,” Pakistani Railways Azam Khan Swati said after Prime Minister Imran Khan inaugurated the mega project on Monday afternoon.

Addressing the groundbreaking ceremony of the KCR project, he informed that it was a public-private partnership project and it was expected to be completed between18 to 24 months.

He pointed out that besides KCR, there were seven other big federal government’s development projects in the pipeline for Karachi.

“Pakistan Railways would be a profitable organization soon. The government is writing a new chapter in the history of Karachi as it us the most important city of the country,” the minister emphasized.

Speaking at the event, Federal Minister for Planning and Development Asad Umar said Green Line Bus Service would formally be operational in November this year.

He pledged that the K-4 Karachi Bulk Water Supply Project would start supplying water to Karachi in October 2023.

He shared with the participants that the work on ‘Freight Corridor’ project would start soon as a feasibility study had already been completed and a proposal had also been received from a Chinese company in that regard.

He was optimistic that such innovations could do a lot in different sectors of the country despite limited resources.

He stated that many development projects had been launched and many to be initiated for Karachi by the federal government.

“The work on development projects in other 14 priority districts of Sindh were also on full swing,” he added.

The ceremony was also attended by Federal Minister for Information and Broadcasting Fawad Chaudhry, Federal Minister for Information Technology Syed Amin-ul-Haque, Federal Minister for Maritime Affairs Ali Zaidi and others.

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