The Karachi Circular Railway (KCR) has been made operational and accessible for public which will run on a 14km long route from the City Railway Station to Orangi Station track.
The 14km long rehabilitated track on which the KCR will operate entails six stations and 12 level crossings.
The train has been made operational after demolishing the structures and encroachments in the way of the train track. Moreover, a lot of the area has been cleared by the government to rehabilitate the track of the train.
Each KCR coach has a capacity for 100 passengers with seating for 64 as 36 can travel while standing. The railway authorities has set the fare at PKR30 per trip regardless of the distance to be travelled.
According to Pakistan Railways, at 4.15pm, the train, KCR-1 Up, departing from Orangi, will travel 14km while making brief stops at Manghopir, SITE, Shah Abdul Latif, Baldia, Lyari, and Wazir Mansion en route to the City Station.
From there, after a slightly longer stop, it will proceed even further, covering another 60km towards Dhabeji. Traversing the same distance a second KCR train, the KCR-2 Down, will arrive at the Orangi Station at 10.10am.
On completion of the another phase of the revival of the KCR project, the divisional superintendent of Pakistan Railways Karachi, Mohammad Hanif Gul, said that the loop line restoration of KCR, which will also happen soon, would help redress the traffic woes of the people of this city.
The superintendent also visited the KCR infrastructure of the remaining 16km loop line from Orangi to Drigh Road Station with the project director KCR Ameer Mohammad Daudpota soon after the resumption of the Orangi City track.
From : pk.mashable.com