• publish: 12 April 2018
  • time: 5:09 pm
  • category: Economy
  • No: 6258
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Quetta-Kandahar railway plan under consideration: Pakistan

A top Pakistani official has said that Afghanistan and his country are considering a plan to connect the two border provinces of Baluchistan and Kandahar with a railway.

Pakistani Interior Minister, Ahsan Iqbal has said that Pakistan and Afghanistan are planning to start a railway service from Quetta of Baluchistan to Kandahar with the cooperation of China.

He also said “a plan to start fast train with speed from 250 km to 350 km from Peshawar to Karachi via Lahore in near future.” According to APP.

The minister said that the ML-1 from railway project from Peshawar to Karachi is being upgraded at a cost of US 8 billion dollars and after compellation of this project the speed of trains will be increased from existing 80 KM per hour to 160 KM per hour.

Ahsan Iqbal said that a plan to connect Gawadar port with the railway network and to start a direct train service form Quetta to Peshawar were also came under discussion with the Chinese authorities.

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