Resettlement Action Plan

Objectives of Resettlement Action Plan Study :

  • To minimize the adverse social impacts
  • To provide guidelines for compensation payments for loss of assets and livelihood
  • To prevent further impoverishment of the PAPs
  • Sustainability of socio-economic conditions

Resettlement Action Plan Study

  • Existence of squatters on Right Of Way (ROW) of Karachi Circular Railway along Main line and Loop.
  • Rap is mandatory requirement of JICA before dispatch of Appraisal Mission and initiating negotiations for loan.
  • Preparation of Resettlement Action Plan for Project Affected Persons (PAPs) as per the President’s directives; for the Revival of Karachi Circular Railway, (April 20, 2009)
  • Resettlement Action Plan (RAP) study carried out in conformity with World Bank, Japan Iternational Cooperation agency, and Asian Development Bank's guidelines.
  • For each houshold unit, a 80 sq.yds plot & Rs.50,000/- cash compensation will be given as per World Bank's Guidelines (OP 4.12) states, “Resettlement assistance may consist of land, other assets, cash, employment and so on, as appropriate".
  • Restoration of income, capacity building of squatters provided at resettlement site with all the basic amenities.
  • Final RAP study report furnished to Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) on Oct. 2, 2010

Field Activities During RAP Study :

  • Field Reconnaissance Surveys
  • Fixing Benchmarks
  • Marking of Chainges
  • Numbering of Structures/squatters
  • Community Mobilization Activities