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Minister for Transport visits KUTC

January 17, 2014

Mr. Mumtaz Hussain Jakharani, Minister for Transport and Mr. Tauha Ahmed Farooqui, Secretary Transport and Mass Transit, Government of Sindh visited office of the Karachi Urban Transport Corporation on January 16, 2014 to discuss the progress so far been made in the Revival of Karachi Circular Railway Project.

Managing Director KUTC Mr. Shamim Ahmed Sherazi briefed the minister about the progress so far made and also updated regarding the pending issues.

During the meeting, important matters like construction of Boundary Wall at the Resettlement Site, Exemption of Tax and Duties, resettlement of Project Affected Person(s) and timeline of the project were discussed.

The Minister for Transport appreciated the progress made so far in the Revival of KCR Project. He then arranged 2nd meeting of Ministerial Committee for Friday January 17, 2014.

The Ministerial Committee has been constituted by the Chief Minister Sindh to oversee the progress regarding resettlement of PAPs and other project related issues.

2nd Ministerial Committee Meeting

January 17, 2014

The Second Ministerial Committee meeting was held at the committee room No. 1 of the Sindh Assembly building on Friday January 17, 2014. Senior Minister for Education Mr. Nisar Ahmed Khuhro presided over the meeting. Minister for Transport Mir Mumtaz Hussain Jakharani, Secretary Transport & Mass Transit, Managing Director KUTC, Administrator KMC, DC Malir and other concerned high officials were also present at the occasion.

The Committee was apprised by the Managing Director Karachi Urban Transport Corporation (KUTC) that considerable progress has been made since the last Ministerial Committee meeting held on 11-12-2013. Encroachments at the resettlement site at Jumma Goth have been removed with the help and assistance of Police, District Management, Pakistan Railways and KUTC. The MD KUTC further elaborated that KUTC is in the final phase of completing the formalities for the construction of a boundary wall around the KCR Resettlement site to secure the area from encroachers.

The MD KUTC explained that the fulfillment of 45 Mandatory requirements of the Donor agency was a very tedious and cumbersome task which KUTC has completed. He explained the 45 Mandatory requirements and the Salient Features of the project, Compensation to the Project Affected Person(s) and pending issues of the project with Government of Sindh and KMC.

The Senior Minister and Chairman of the Ministerial Committee Mr. Nisar Ahmed Khuhro appreciated the progress so far been made in the Revival of Karachi Circular Railway Project and instructed the concerned departments of GOS and KMC to expedite all the matters related to the KCR Project.

The tentative date for the next Ministerial Committee Meeting was fixed for February 10, 2014.