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
  • Project to be put on fast track
  • Framework agreement signed in May 2017
  • Project will be completed in 2 phases
  • Expected COD 2022