Railway decides to rehabilitate three tracks including Bahawalnagar, Sama Sita section
Pakistan Railways has decided to rehabilitate three tracks including Bahawalnagar and Sama Sita section. Rehabilitation of tracks will cost Rs 12.39 billion. Railways also decided to hand over all the three projects to FWO. The Ministry of Railways and the FWO will have an agreement tomorrow.
Pakistan Railways and FWO joined hands for the development of railways. The formal agreement will be reached at the Ministry of Railways on Friday. Under which three sections will not only be rehabilitated at a cost of Rs. 12.39 billion but also railway stations will be rehabilitated. After the restoration of all the three sections, not only the speed of railway trains will increase but also the number of accidents will come down.
Under the agreement, a new 183 km track will be laid between the long inactive Sama Sita and Bahawalnagar. Along with this, bridges will be rehabilitated, 10 railway stations and 80 gates will be rehabilitated. The project will cost Rs 7.73 billion.
The second project, Dadu Habib Kot section, in which a completely new track will be laid and gates will be rehabilitated, will cost Rs 2.438 billion.
The third project, Main Line 2, has a railway track between Mari Indus and Attock section between Sohan Bridge and Brolli where a new track will be laid and gates will be rehabilitated at a cost of Rs 2.222 billion.
Sources in the Ministry of Railways say that Bahawalnagar alone, about three million people will benefit from the rehabilitation of the Simha Satta track. The people of the area will feel deprived and economic resources will increase.