Assignment Name:
Special Assistance for the Project Formulation (SAPROF)  – II for Implementation of Karachi Circular Railway (KCR) Project


Location within Country:


Name of Client:

Nippon Koei Co., Limited, Japan

Completion Date:

August 2012

Name of Associated Consultants, if any:


Narrative Description of Project:

Primary Disciplines:
  • Mass Transit, Karachi Circular Railway (MRT) Planning & Design
  • Mass Transit, Traffic & Transportation Planning
  • ITS System Planning & Design for Mass Transit System
  • Karachi Circular Railway (KCR) MRT Operational Planning
  • MRT Fleet Size & Operational Planning
Japanese Government has been actively pursuing revitalization of Karachi Circular Railway (KCR) Project since 2005. The Japanese experts have performed various project activities in line with the project implementation. The SAPROF – II study leads to development of detailed feasibility and preliminary design for KCR Project as the primary scope of the project.

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

Exponent Engineers was hired by Japanese side for performing the following tasks:
  • Final Travel Demand Estimation.
  • Study of Hydraulic Regime along KCR Alignment.
  • Study of Soil Regime along KCR Alignment.
  • Supervision of Detailed Topographic Survey work.
  • Estimation of Electricity Requirements.
  • Assistance in Cost Estimation.
  • Assistance in Project Scheduling & Management.
Detailed Environmental and Social Impact Assessment of the Karachi Circular Railway Revival Project. Services included: to assess the existing environmental and socioeconomic conditions at and around the project site; identify any environmental and social sensitivity areas; to identify the likely impacts of the proposed project on the natural and socioeconomic environment; conduct socio-economic survey of the area; propose appropriate mitigation and monitoring measures that can be incorporated into the design of the proposed activities to minimize any damaging effects or lasting negative consequences; prepare an EMP identifying the procedure for implementation of the mitigations measures, monitoring of environmental conditions and management of solid wastes.

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