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Railways to upgrade existing tracks under CPEC

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ISLAMABAD: The Ministry of Railways has announced to upgrade its existing tracks besides installing new railway tracks from Gwadar-Quetta-Jacobabad via Besima Tehsil in Balochistan under China-Pak-Economic Corridor (CPEC) project.

A total of 560 kilometres track from Bostan-Kotla Jam via Zhob and Dera Ismail Khan and another 682 kilometres track from Havelian to Khunjerab will be laid, Radio Pakistan reported.

The upgradation of 1,872 kilometres track from Karachi to Peshawar via Kotri, Multan, Lahore and Rawalpindi along dualization of the track from Shahdara to Peshawar will also be carried out.

To enhance connectivity and improve transportation facilities, 1,254 kilometres of railway track from Kotri to Attock City via Dadu, Larkana, Jacobabad, Dera Ghazi Khan, Bhakkar and Kundian will be upgraded.

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