Expansion And Reconstruction Of Existing Line ML-1

Project:  Expansion and reconstruction of existing Line ML-1
Project Description :
Project Title: Rehabilitation & Up-gradation of Karachi-Lahore Peshawar (ML-1) Railway Track : (1,872 kms)

Rehabilitation/improvement of existing track that will follow the existing alignment except at locations where sharp curves are to be eased out or eliminated to allow higher speed upto 140 Km/h.


Proposing Agency: Ministry of Railways
Implementing Agency: Pakistan Railways
Supervising Agency: Ministry of Communications, Government of Pakistan
Location:  Karachi to Peshawar via Hyderabad, Nawabshah, Rohri, RahimyarKhan, Bahawalpur, Khanewal, Sahiwal, Lahore, Gujrawala, Rwalpindi, Peshwar
Estimated Cost (US $ Million): 8,172
Financing:  Work will be carried out by financing possibly through Chinese Government Concessional Loan (GCL). Work will be awarded through open bidding as per PPRA rules through EPC contract
Project Progress Update:
– Feasibility completed
– Request for Chinese financing submitted on 29th Nov, 2016
– Senior Officials to discuss and finalize modalities/terms of financing
– Both side agreed to have extensive communication in the first fortnight of Jan, 2017 to reach consensus within three months.