KDA initiates anti-encroachment drive against KCR
KARACHI (92 News) – The Karachi Development Authorities (KDA) started anti-encroachment operation in Gharibabad on Tuesday to revive the Karachi Circular Railway (KCR) on the orders of the Supreme Court. As per reports, Heavy machinery is being used to clear encroachments from the rail track, which spans over 20 stations and stretches for 43 kilometres. In the first phase, the furniture market located in Gharibabad and Liaquatabad railway track will be razed. The KDA will take steps to clear all encroachments in Gharibabad colony of Haydrabad, in surroundings of the KCR track which is included in the project. The court has given time to evacuate the shops of illegal furniture market constructed on the land of KCR. Earlier, the railway and district administration officials visited the Gharibabad railway track ahead of the anti-encroachment drive. As the officials arrived, some store owners who had illegally set up a furniture market cleared the area themselves.