Pakistan Railways completes double-tracking project
PAKISTAN: Minister of Railways Khawaja Saad Rafique and Punjab’s Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif formally inaugurated a second track between Lodhran and Raiwind on January 9, officially completing the project to double the Karachi – Lahore main line.
A new building at Premnagar station was also inaugurated.
The doubling of the 370 km Lodhran – Raiwind route was undertaken by Pakistan Railways, the Frontier Works Organization and contractors in three stages at a cost of Rs40bn. Construction began in 2003, but the work was delayed owing to funding shortages and not completed until November 2015.