Feasibility study of Gwadar rail link completes


The feasibility study to link Deep Sea Gwadar Port with existing railways network has been completed. “The proposed route of Gwadar-Turbat-Hoshab-Panjgur-Basima-Surab-Mastung is 901 kilometres and Rs 180.163 billion has been submitted to Planning Commission for approval, a PR official said. He said feasibility study for restoration of 295 kilometres Bostan-Zhob and its further extension of 210 kilometres from Zhob to Kotia Jam via DI Khan has also been completed. To a question, he said, total length of railways track in Balochistan is 1202 kilometres and no new railways track was laid in the province during the last five years. To another question, he said Pakistan Railways is planning to run around six freight trains per day by the end of current year. The initiative will help PR to generate Rs 20 to 25 million revenue per day. The Pakistan Railways has accorded priority to freight train to generate more revenue.