Pakistan Railways set to hire highly qualified experts for ML-1 project execution
LAHORE, Nov. 20 (Gwadar Pro) - Pakistan Railways is planning to hire highly qualified experts from private sectors for the administrative matters of the Main Line-1 (ML-1) project.
The decision was made in a meeting presided over by Railways Minister Khawaja Saad Rafique held here at the PR Headquarters on Saturday.
ML-1 is a US$ 10 billion project that aims at up-gradation and dualisation of railtrack from Karachi to Peshawar and Taxila to Havelian. The project involves 1733-kilometer-long laying of a new track with improved subgrade for 160 km/h speed from existing 65-105 km/h to 120-160 km/h. Rehabilitation and construction of major railway bridges, provision of modern signaling and telecom systems and conversion of level crossings into underpasses and flyovers is also included in the project. Fencing of track and establishment of dry port near Havelian and up-gradation of Walton Training Academy is also on the table.