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IranPak railway line to be fully restored: Pak PM

Islamabad, Prime Minister of Pakistan Imran Khan says that his government is working on restoration of QuettaTaftanZahedan railway track.

Addressing the ground breaking ceremony of Balochistan Health Complex and QuettaZhob Dual Carriageway in Quetta on Friday, he said that Minister for Railways Sheikh Rasheed Ahmad is exploring all possibilities to complete IranPakistan railway track.

He said that the track would be upgraded on Build�operate�transfer (BOT) basis.

QuettaTaftan Railway route is one of four main railway routes in Pakistan which are operated and maintained by Pakistan Railways. The line begins from Quetta station and ends at KoheTaftan station.

The total length of this railway line is 325 kilometers. There are 23 railway stations from Quetta to KoheTaftan. The line then crosses into Iran and extends to Zahedan.

Earlier, Pakistani railways minister had invited Iran to participate in the bidding process for the TaftanQuetta Railway Sector (ML 2).

Source: Presidency of Islamic Republic of Iran


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