ISLAMABAD – Ministry of Railways will upgrade the Railway route Karachi to Peshawar in collaboration with China Railways, PakistanTribe learnt from international Media Reports.
According to international media Pakistan Railways has signed a new agreement with China about upgrading its Karachi to Peshawar rail route.
Talking to media Pakistan Railway Secertry Perveen Aagha Said “We will upgrade the ML-1 track from Peshawar to Karachi to improve the per hour speed of our rails, which is crucial for enhancing the transport service.”
Adding to this she further said that “Work on a feasibility report for this project will start by the end of this year.”
Due to this agreement the rail cars will be able to run with the expected speed of 140 km/h from the existing speed of 90 km/h.
She further told about the plan that”feasibility work of this project will be conducted by Pakistani experts.” She hoped that “The project will be completed by 2017.”
Perveen Aagha said that up gradation and repairment is 1st step of this plan whereas in the second phase new tracks will be laid from Havallian to Khunjrab.
Federal Secretary also said that Pakistan Railways will improve its logistics for freight transportation.
Pak-China economic collaboration in Railway will lead Pakistan to become a transport corridor for energy resources of central Asian States.Central Asia, being a land locked region also looks toward Pakistan for facilitating in transportation which will ultimately bring prosperity in Central Asia. Pakistan also have a plus point for having Motorway which can also be utilized for transport corridor of Central Asia to warm water.
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