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Karachi Circular Railway

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Pakistan Railways started Karachi Circular Railway in 1969 for provide better transportation Facilities to peoples of  Karachi. Peoples of Karachi liked it very much and thousands of peoples traveled daily. KCR earn half million in first year and revenue is increase day by day but transport mafia did not like it and try to fail KCR. Transport Mafia contracted KCR staff and make payment to fail KCR so lazy and corrupt staff of  KCR tried to fail KCR train did not run with timetable and tickets did not check. At last KCR trains dismissed in 1994 due to loss. (After 1994 only one trains ran and in 1999 KCR operations completely dismissed)

Factors of fail KCR:

 1.  Trains did not run with timetable.

 2.  Tickets did not Check which is the source of revenue.

 3.  Bad Management and lazy and corrupt staff.

 4.  Stations are far from roads.

 5.  No extension of  network.

 6.  Bad condition of locomotives and Coaches.

 7.  No proper arrangements of water and light in Stations.

 8.  Single Track.

 9.  Bad law and order situation in Karachi. (Now is not) 

10. Lack of interest of Government and Pakistan Railways.

Due to transport problems and public pressure of Karachi Government decide to revival to KCR. Now KCR track is in bad conditions sleepers are damage and some where track is also damage. Signal and communication system is also out dated and out of order. KCR station and land are encouragement by bad and criminals peoples. Only few trains are run between City station to Malir cantt and Dabheji. Plans are making for revival KCR from 1999 at last Master Plan of KCR is make in 2003. According Master Plan track of KCR track will dualized and electrified and separate track will built from Cantt to Landhi. Extension in network will also do. Trains shall run of speed 80 km per hour.
Atlast Government revive KCR on 8 March 2005 and start trains from City to Landhi and malir Cantt.

Karachi Mass Transit

Karachi Mass Transit is the plan of modern rail base transport system in Karachi . According Plan in busy roads of Karachi under ground and over head railway corridors shall build and Eletro Magnetic or Subway trains shall run. Government is  considering to built 6 routes on build, operate, transfer basis  as,

Corridor I-Sohrab Goth To Tower:
Sohrab Goth to Tin-hatti, 15.2 km on Shahrah-e-Pakistan and M.A Jinnah road via F.B Area, Liaquatabad, Guru Mandir, Jamah Cloth and Boulden Market.

Corridor II-Orangi Town to Karachi Cantt:
Orangi Town to Karachi Cantt, 13.2 km on Shahrah-e-Orangi, Manghopir Road and Dr Daud Pota Road
via Garden and Saddar.

Corridor III-North Karachi to S.I.T.E via North Nazimabad:
North Karachi to S.I.T.E 15.4 km on Shahrah-e-Noor Jehan via North Nazimabad and Benaras Chowk.

Corridor IV-Karachi Cant to Landhi:
Karachi Cant to Landhi, 20.4 km on Shahrah-e-Faisial parallel to Pakistan Railways Main line via Baloch Colony, Shah-Faisal Colony and Malir Colony.

Corridor V-Shah Waliullah Chowrangi to Shah-Faisal Colony:
Shah Waliullah Chowrangi (Nagan Chowrangi) to Shah-Faisal Colony, 14.5 km on Rashid Minhas road via Sohrab Goth and Gulshan-e-Iqbal.

Corridor VI- Baldia Town to Merewether Tower
Baldia Town to Merewether Tower via RCD Highway, 10 km .


KARACHI the biggest city of Pakistan, is located on an arm of the Arabian Sea northwest of the Indus delta. It is a trade and distribution center and the principal seaport of Pakistan. Karachi was founded in the 18th Century and was captured by the British in 1843. A steam tramway was opened to the port on April 20, 1885, and was replacedwith a horse tramway a year later. In 1909 the horse trams were replaced with distinctive-looking petrol cars.  Saddar was the main hub. One route connected Saddar with the Cantonment Station, the other went all the way to Keamari, the port, and the third to Soldier Bazaar. There were 64 of these in service in 1955 when the company celebrated its 70th Anniversary. The petrol trams continued in service until April 30, 1975.

Revival of Tram:
23 March 2004: A
Saudi Company Saudi Engineering Group International sign memorandum of understanding with the City District Government Karachi  revival of a tramway service in the city at a cost of US $ 200 million. CDGK will enter into an agreement with the Saudi Group on a public transport facility project on built operate and transfer basis for a period of 30 years on a possible route option from Saddar to Burns Road. Saudi Group would provide 100 per cent financing and technical support, including transfer of technology and system to CDGK.

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