KARACHI: The Pakistan Railways (Public Relations) has limited the operations of the Karachi Round Railway (KCR) to running one up/down train as opposed to 2 up/down trains as a result of a lack of passengers availing the solution.
The choice was taken after the PR reported financial deficit, which it credited to the much less variety of guests boarding KCR trains.
According to sources in the Public Relations, KCR trains can suit as much as 500 travelers, but only 20 percent occupancy is observed in the trains.
The procedures of the KCR were partly brought back after 21 years in November 2020, adhering to Supreme Court order. Then railway preacher, Sheikh Rasheed, had ushered in the partial restoration of the intra-city train solution.
Back then, the KCR operations were recommenced with two up/down trains running in between City and Pipri Stations. In a more recent advancement, the train solution was likewise brought back between City and also Orangi Stations.
When the solution was restored in between City and Pipri Terminals, the PR had actually issued a train timetable specifically to fit staff members taking a trip to and also from work. Nonetheless, the number of guests boarding the trains remained low.