Assignment Name:
Supplemental Study on Resettlement of Karachi Circular Railway (KCR)


Location within Country:


Name of Client:

  • Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA)
  • Karachi Urban Transport Cooperation (KUTC)
  • Completion Date:

    Oct 2012

    Name of Associated Consultants, if any:


    Narrative Description of Project:

    Government of Japan is providing assistance to Pakistan for revitalization of Karachi Circular Railway and several studies and feasibilities have been prepared so far to investigate sustainable planning, design, and operation & maintenance of KCR. Earlier studies have identified requirement of a large number of involuntary resettlement from the right of way of KCR. JICA has already conducted detailed Environmental Impact Assessment and Resettlement Action Plan of the KCR project.

    This study focuses on: Gathering supplemental information related with plans for electricity, waste water management, and water supply for the proposed resettlement site; evaluation of the status of environmental pollution in the resettlement site; and Identification of funding schemes for Operations and Maintenance of resettlement site and compensations to be made to Project Affected Persons (PAPs).

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

    The consultants were required to:
    • Analyze and verify the final draft of the resettlement document
    • Identify feasibility plan on electricity, wastewater, water supply
    • Study of the Project Affected Person (PAPs) currently residing in and using the land kept for resettlement for income generation purpose
    • Identify the prevailing environmental conditions of the resettlement site and proposed measures for abatement of pollution Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA)
    • Verify the funding schemes of the resettlement site Operations and Maintenance
    • Propose ideal replacement cost and allocation system
    • Revision of the cost estimate from the previous study of Resettlement Action Plan.
    The above services were provided through extensive field surveys, analysis of existing data and reports, community consultation meetings (PCM) including preparation of consultation proforma.

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