The Government of Pakistan has planned major installation and up-gradation of railway tracks under the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor.
Under the plan, new railway tracks will be laid from Gwadar to Quetta and Jacobabad via Besima.
560 kilometres of track will be laid from Bostan to Kotla Jam on Main Line-II via Zhob and Dera Islamil Khan, while 682 kilometres of track will be laid from Havelian to Khunjrab, the state-run broadcaster’s website said.
Upgradation of 1,872km of railway track from Karachi to Peshawar via Kotri, Multan, Lahore, and Rawalpindi (including Taxila-Havelian) – along with dualisation of track from Shahdara to Peshawar – will also be carried out.
Some 1,254 kilometres of railway track from Kotri to Attock City via Dadu, Larkana, Jacobabad, DG Khan, Bhakkar, Kundian will also be upgraded.