ML-1 to reduce travel time between Karachi, Peshawar Rasheed
Karachi: Minister for Railways Sheikh Rasheed has stated that the Main Line-1 (ML-1) project will allow people to travel from Peshawar to Karachi in just eight hours, a news source reported. He further stated the Ministry of Railways had welcomed court orders pertaining to the project launch.
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Rashid added that although the department had already prepared the business plan for the project, the officials concerned had to submit a report to the court within a time period of 15 days.
Recently, the court had asked the Railways Department to draft a plan that would improve the profits of the Pakistan Railways. The court also inquired the minister about a project planned for upgrading the railways’ tracks of the country.
Rashid stated that as many as 24 new trains were regularly running on the railway track. He added that a significant number of people were utilizing the train service for commute purposes.
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With regard to the provision of funds, Rashid said that they would complete the ML-1 project with financial assistance from China.