CPEC's ML-1 Peshawar-Karachi track to be upgraded
by Shafqat Ali
ISLAMABAD, Feb. 23 (Gwadar Pro) – Minister for Railways Azam Swati on Monday said the Mainline-1 (ML-1) project under the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) will be upgraded to lift the train speed to 160 kilometers per hour.
Responding to various questions in the National Assembly, he said that the track will be fenced from both sides and level-crossings will be converted to overhead bridges or under passes to prevent accidents in order to protect human lives.
He said the Ministry of Railways had written to all the Chief Ministers to construct level-crossings or overhead bridges in their respective areas as this is the responsibility of the provincial governments.