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  • Ecnec approves revival of Karachi Circular Railway under CPEC

    ISLAMABAD: The Executive Committee of the National Economic Council (Ecnec) on Friday approved nine development projects at a cost of Rs311 billion, including the revival of the Karachi Circular Railway (KCR), which will be constructed under the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) framework...

    Eight other development projects also okayedThe route of the proposed KCR will be constructed along the existing (abandoned) track which...

  • PM assures Sindh govt of Karachi Circular Railway approval

    KARACHI: Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi has assured Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah that he would ensure approval of the Karachi Circular Railway (KCR) project by the Executive Committee of the National Economic Council (Ecnec) as it has already been included in the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) projects...

    The chief minister also asked Mr Abbasi for allocation of gas quota for installing a 12MW LNG-based power...

  • Japan out as China emerges new contender in Karachi Circular Railway project

    ISLAMABAD: China will now cooperate with the Sindh government to help it revive the long-delayed Karachi Circular Railway (KCR) within three years under a recently signed memorandum of understanding, the Senate’s Standing Com­mittee on Planning and Development was informed on Monday...

    The 43-kilometre-long railway line will go through Landhi, Wazir Mansion, Gulshan-i-Iqbal, COD, Gulistan-i-Jauhar, Orangi Town and Chanesar Goth... ...

  • CM to perform Karachi Circular Railway groundbreaking on Quaid’s birthday

    KARACHI: Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah will perform groundbreaking of the Karachi Circular Railway (KCR) on the birthday of Quaid-i-Azam Mohammad Ali Jinnah (Dec 25) at a ceremony to be held at Wazir Mansion — the residence of the founder of the nation...

    The chief minister formed a task force under the Karachi commissioner for removal of encroachments from the project area, where 67 acres have been encroached upon...

  • 22 killed as trains collide near Karachi's Landhi Railway Station

    At least 22 people were killed and more than 40 injured when two passenger trains collided Thursday morning near Karachi's Landi Railway Station, officials said...

    Divisional Superintendent (DS) Railway Nasir Nazeer said up to 60 people could be injured in the accident, adding that there could have been up to 1,000 passengers in both trains...

  • Karachi Circular Railway faces derailment — again

    GETTING around is going to get tougher with time for Karachiites as the Karachi Circular Railway (KCR) has hit snags — yet again...

    It was reluctant to follow government directives on granting right of way, handing over the control of the Karachi Urban Transport Corporation and transfer of land on the KCR route for stations to Sindh government...

  • India eyes FDI to revive sinking railway sector

    Railway and security officials are conspicuous by their absence and there is no one to check the hooliganism...

    Railway ministers have for years been announcing non-viable projects in politically important constituencies, introducing trains to their hometowns, without even studying the viability of the new launches...

  • India crash raises concerns of underinvestment in railway as toll hits 142

    The death toll from India's rail disaster rose to 142 on Monday after workers toiled through the night removing victims from the wreckage, with grim warnings that more bodies were trapped inside...

    There was little hope of finding survivors among the mangled remains of 14 carriages, which came off the tracks in northern India on Sunday in a rural district of Uttar Pradesh state...

  • Chicken prices in Karachi come on par with beef rates

    KARACHI: Chicken prices have almost come at par with veal and beef rates owing to the city government’s frequent increases in official prices, thus giving a free hand to stakeholders to fix prices at their whims...

    The meeting between the officials of Pakistan Poultry Association (PPA) and the commissioner of Karachi on Dec 22 aimed at controlling prices has so far proved hard on the pockets of consumers...

  • Branded bread, bakery items rates increased by 9pc in Karachi

    KARACHI: Branded manufacturers have dropped a price bomb on consumers — already struggling to survive under high prices of chicken, mutton, beef, wheat flour, sugar, etc — by raising rates of bread and other bakery items by 8...

    Justifying price increase, General Secretary of the Karachi Bread Association (KBA) Haroon Iqbal said the rate of super fine flour has swelled to Rs3,275 per 50 kg bag which was Rs2,950 during July 2020, while...

  • UN tribunal orders India to suspend case against Italian marines

    HAMBURG: A UN-mandated tribunal has ordered India to put on hold legal proceedings against two Italian marines accused of killing two Indian fishermen in 2012...

    The International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea on Monday ordered both sides to suspend “all court proceedings” and refrain from initiating new ones pending an arbitration decision...

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