KARACHI: A specially developed train for the masses of Karachi has arrived at City Station on Monday.
The train comprises 11 coaches, power van and two locomotives and is expected to become partially operational from Nov 19.
Earlier, Pak Railways authorities announced to resume the phased operation of KCR from 16 November along 60 kilometers distance from Pipri to Orangi stations Karachi.
In the meantime, railway authorities did try to conduct a test run of a KCR type train comprising four bogies and two locomotives, which travelled a 14-kilometre-long distance from Karachi’s City Railway Station to Orangi Town in nearly 2 hours, owing to a number of obstacles.
The Karachi Circular Railways (KCR) project stretches at around 12.63 kilometres at grade (on the ground), and 30.75 kilometres elevated with 24 railway stations out of which 14 will be elevated. The average distance between each station will be 1.8 kilometres.