ISLAMABAD, Dec 18 (APP): Railway tracks from Karachi to
Peshawar would be made gate-free and signal-free under the next
phase of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC).
According to Geo news channel, a fence would be built around
the tracks, similar to Motorway, and an underpass or overheard
bridge would be built at every gate on the tracks, the sources
Work on the project would be initiated from January. The
first phase of the project would focus on railway tracks between
Rawalpindi and Peshawar.
The signaling system in Pakistan Railways would also be
upgraded under the project.
According to the sources, the purpose behind making railway
tracks gate-free and signal-free is to make train journeys safer
and faster for the public. The fencing and bridges would also lead
to a reduction in accidents.
Once the project is completed, the tracks would be able to
accommodate high-speed trains.
The railways authorities have completed the planning for the
project, the sources added.