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Railway tracks to be made gate-free, signal-free under CPEC

ISLAMABAD: Railway tracks from Karachi to Peshawar would be made gate-free and signal-free under the next phase of China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) project, said a Press Information Department release on Sunday.

According to official sources, a fence would be built around the tracks, similar to Motorway, and an underpass or overhead bridge would be built at every gate on the tracks.

“Work on the project would be initiated from January. The first phase of the project would focus on railway tracks between Rawalpindi and Peshawar,” said the press release.

The sources said authorities have completed the planning for the project.

Meanwhile, Pakistan Railways is also preparing a feasibility report for linking Federally Administered Tribal Areas with Peshawar and Torkham through a railway line.

In another strategy, Pakistan Railways is devising a strategy for an alternative route of Chaman-Spin Boldak to approach Afghanistan and Central Asia via Torkham by focusing on trade volume.



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