Monday, 21 September, 2020
Karachi Circular Railways project will be complete soon:Sheikh Rasheed

Karachi Circular Railways project will be complete soon:Sheikh Rasheed

Islamabad:Federal Minister for Railways Sheikh Rasheed reiterated reiterating his commitment that the federal government would ensure implementation of the Karachi Circular Railways (KCR) project without any delay and promised all-out support to Sindh government.   

The Minister assured that with the orders of Supreme Court (SC), Sindh government and Railways will start removing all encroachments that come in the way of Karachi Circular Railways (KCR) and it would be functional soon.

He said that Karachi Circular Railway is the project of Sindh government but after the SC orders, the ministry of railways would extend all possible cooperation to Sindh government for timely execution of the KCR project which will be complete soon where at least one train will be launch in next three months.

The Railway Minister also said that the Pakistan Railways had become the only railways in the world which was earning profit and achieving its target goals with highest ever revenue under the leadership of Prime minister Imran khan.

He said old tracks and signals were among the main causes of the accidents around Railway lines, adding, Main Line-1 (ML-1) is the only solution to all issues where work will start. After the completion of ML-1 the train would complete its journey from Lahore to Karachi in six hours and from Rawalpindi to Karachi in eight hours adding new signals and tracks would also be constructed, he added.

He said that currently 138 trains are running on the track that was the achievement of Pakistan Railways.

Replying a Question regarding Wheat crises, he said there is no wheat and sugar crises but in past mismanagement was the reason behind this issue, adding, all the district administrations has been directed to ensure government rates of the wheat flour in their respective areas, as some of the dealers had created artificial crisis of the flour in provinces.

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