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  Administrator Karachi visit Estram Company  
  Administrator and Commissioner Karachi Iftikhar Ali Shallwani on Thursday said that Turkey got exemplary development in mass transit and its different cities have modern way of transportation. Turkey's different cities have equal transport facilities as other European countries have. Tram service for Karachi should be designed as per requirement of the city and the facilities could expand in the future, the Administrator passed these remarks while visiting Estram Company in his official visit to Eskisehir, the eastern province of Turkey. Karachi Metropolitan Corporation's Director General Parks Taha Saleem and Senior Director Municipal Services Syed Salah ud din were also present on the occasion. The Administrator was given digital presentation about maintenance and operation. He was informed that Estram was established in 2004 by Eskesehir Metropolitan Municipality and initially 15 Kilometre track was laid. Shallwani also saw modern designed tram and facilities being provided to the commuters. He termed Estram Transportation System exemplary for metropolitan cities and said that transport woes got increased in a densely populated Karachi owing to large number of population. "This sort of tram service could reduce the peoples' miseries and travel duration," he added. Shallwani said that the purpose of his visit to Turkey is to get benefit from experience and expertise of Turkey in transport sector as the latter is our friend country and could help in uplifting mass transit and public transport in Karachi. He said that tram service in Karachi would be designed after proper home work and covering all angles so that the people could be served for long. The Administrator said that the talks with Turkey officials for tram service in Karachi was successful and hopefully the city's people are going to have tram service in the near future.  
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