Pakistan Railways establish new rail links
ISLAMABAD: The Ministry of Railways was considering two proposals to establish new rail links between Gwadar and other parts of the country in connection with China-Pak Economic Corridor.
One proposal for linking Gwadar with Karachi along Makran Coastal Highway is 700 km and second aims Linking Gwadar with Jacobabad via Turbat, Punjgur, Besima and Khuzdar is 1048 km, an official of Pakistan Railways told APP.
A PC-II amounting to Rs. 135.500 million for carrying out feasibility studies of the above mentioned proposed links has been approved by Planning Commission for which funding would be provided in fiscal year 2014-15.
The official said that actual ground work would commence after completion of the feasibility study.
The project could be completed by 2017-18 provided the financial and economic viability of the scheme is established and availability of requisite funds is ensured as determined in the feasibility study, he added.