ISLAMABAD, Pakistan: Pakistan Railways with the cooperation of China will upgrade track from Karachi to Peshawar and increase the number of trains besides speed on various routes.
Under the agreement signed between China and Pakistan, number of trains would increase from 32 to 171 while work on upgradation of railway line from Karachi to Peshawar would also be completed to facilitate the passengers, the Director General Public Relations of Pakistan Railways said while talking to the State-run Pakistan Television.
The director general said that Pakistan Railways would also increase speed of trains from 65 kilometer per hour to 100 kilometer per hour and 160 kilometer per hour respectively. The steps have been taken to effectively control Railway accidents, he added.
To a question, he said that in order to control mishap on railway crossing, a comprehensive computerized system would be introduced soon.
He said that a control room would be established to avoid accidents on railway crossing.