KARACHI (92 News) – Minister for Railways Sheikh Rasheed Ahmad on Monday met with Sindh Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah in Karachi and discussed Karachi Circular Railway (KCR) track and ML-1 projects.
During the meeting, Murad Ali Shah maintained that the federal government needs to take effective steps for the KCR project, and assured that the Sindh government is creating no obstacles in the project.
The chief minister also said that the federal government holds 60 per cent shares of the Karachi Urban Transport Corporation (KUTC) while the Sindh government possesses only 40 per cent. “The KUTC should be handed over to the provincial regime,” he added.
He also told Sheikh Rasheed that out of 40 kilometer, 30 kilometers track of KCR has been got cleared from encroachments.
On the occasion, Sheikh Rasheed said that administration of KUTC will be handed over to Sindh government. He said that houses will be built on railway land to rehabilitate the affected families.
Speaking to the journalists after the meeting, the railways minister said that a key progress held during the meeting. “We will give the joint statement during the hearing in Supreme Court,” he mentioned.
On the occassion, Sindh government spokesperson and CM’s Law Adviser Murtaza Wahab told that both federal and provincial governments will put their efforts for funding of the KCR project. “Pakistan Railways and the provincial regime will reestablish the sufferers,” he added.