Up-gradation and Dualization of ML-1 and establishment of Dry Port near Havelian

Project Up-gradation and Dualization of ML-1 and establishment of Dry Port near Havelian
Length (KM) 1733
Project Description
  • Up-gradation and Doubling of Main Line-1 (ML-1) from Karachi to Peshawar and Taxila to Havelian (1733 km)
  • Laying of a new track with improved subgrade for 160 km/h
  • Increase in Speed from 65-105 km/h to 120-160 km/h
  • Rehabilitation and construction of major bridges
  • Provision of Modern Signaling & Telecom Systems
  • Conversion of Level Crossings into Underpasses/ Fly Overs
  • Fencing of Track
  • Establishment of Dry Port near Havelian
  • Up-gradation of Walton Training Academy
  • Proposing Agency: Ministry of Railways
  • Implementation Agency: Pakistan Railways
  • Supervising Agency: International Supervising Agency will be hired through competitive bidding
Location Karachi to Peshawar via Hyderabad, Nawabshah, Rohri, Rahimyar Khan, Bahawalpur, Khanewal, Sahiwal, Lahore, Gujranwala, Rawalpindi, Peshawar
Estimated Cost (US $ Million) 6806
Financing Work will be carried out by financing through the Chinese Government Concessional Loan (GCL).
Total Jobs Opportunities During the Construction of this Project 24000
Project Progress Update
  • Feasibility completed.
  • ML-1 Project declared 'Strategic' by 6th JCC in Beijing.
  • Framework Agreement on ML-1 signed on 15th May 2017 during PM Visit to China.
  • Commercial Contract for Preliminary Design signed on 15th May 2017.
  • Project will be completed in 3 packages.
  • PC-1 approved by ECNEC on 5th August 2020.
  • Both countries constituted Financing Committee to finalize the concessional financing agreement.