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Karachi Circular Railway set to resume operations today

Karachi Circular Railway set to resume operations today
November 19, 2020

 The opening ceremony will be held at 11am today at Karachi city station.

In the first phase, the train will run from Karachi city station to Marshalling Yard Pipri railway station.

The first train will depart from the Orangi station at 7am on November 19 and will arrive at Pipri station at 8:30am, followed by subsequent departures at 10am, 1pm, and 4pm. A uniform fare of Rs50 per travel has also been fixed.

Earlier, the Pakistan Railways had announced that the Karachi Circular Railway's operations would resume from November 16.

The KCR has two locomotives and 11 coaches — each having the capacity to transport 100 passengers, 64 on seats and 36 standing — all the way from the Pipri station to the Orangi station.

According to a Pakistan Railways' statement, the distance between the Pipri and Orangi stations is nearly 60 kilometres.

“Four trains in [two directions] will commute the passengers between Pipri and Orangi stations with a uniform gap of three hours," the statement said.