Assignment Name:
Environmental Impact Assessment of Revival of Karachi Circular Railway


Location within Country:


Name of Client:

Karachi Urban transport Cooperation (KUTC)

Completion Date:

June 2009

Name of Associated Consultants, if any:


Narrative Description of Project:

Government of Japan is providing technical assistance to the Government of Pakistan for revival of Karachi Circular Railway (KCR). The project is considered as one of the leading mass transportation project which will solve the current transportation problems to some extent that exist in Karachi.

While planning on the revival of KCR, JICA required that a comprehensive Environmental Assessment study need to be done in the planning stage of the project so that necessary information and data on environmental and social aspects of the project could be gathered. This EIA study extensively considered all the relevant clauses and sections of national legislations, regulations, and guidelines related to the project as well as appropriate international guidelines were also considered. The recommendations would be given on the basis of project activities.

Description of Actual Services Provided by Our Staff within the Assignment:

  • Assess the existing environmental and socioeconomic conditions at and around the project site.
  • Identify environmental and social sensitivity areas.
  • Identify the likely impacts of the proposed project on the natural and socioeconomic environment.
  • Conduct a socio-economic survey of the area to gather relevant data.
  • Propose appropriate mitigation and monitoring measures to be integrated into the design of the proposed activities, with the aim of minimizing detrimental effects and long-term negative consequences.
  • Prepare an Environmental Management Plan (EMP) outlining the procedures for implementing mitigation measures, monitoring environmental conditions, and managing solid wastes to ensure environmental compliance and protection.

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