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FWO and Pakistan Railway signs the agreement of Modern Tracks

Director General FWO visited Pakistan Railways Headquarters at Lahore. During the visit, DG FWO met Chief Executive Officer Pakistan Railways, Mr. Nisar Memon, where long-term collaboration between both organizations came under discussion.

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Frontier Works Organization and Pakistan Railways signed a series of agreements on 19 March 2021 to reduce the journey time and strengthen the national economy. Director General FWO visited Pakistan Railways Headquarters at Lahore. During the visit, DG FWO met Chief Executive Officer Pakistan Railways, Mr. Nisar Memon, where long-term collaboration between both organizations came under discussion.

DG FWO apprised CEO Pakistan Railway about ongoing development works being executed by FWO. CEO PR appreciated FWO’s offer to work on Pakistan Railway projects in real earnest and explore the possibility of a long-term association to work for the betterment of the country.

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According to the details, FWO will collaborate with Pakistan Railways on three significant projects; Samasatta – Amruka Section, Dadu – Habibkot Section, and Kundian – Attock City Section. Rehabilitation and renewal of railway tracks, repair of the bridges, and overhauling of level crossings are some of the highlights of these projects.

A short description and the total cost of all three projects are mentioned below.

Samasatta – Amruka Section Cost: Rs. 7.735 billion

Rehabilitation of Track between Samasatta and Bahawalnagar Stations

Complete Track Renewal

Conversion & Repair of Bridges

Rehabilitation of 10 Stations & 80 Level Crossings

Dadu – Habibkot Section Cost: Rs. 2.438 billion

Rehabilitation/Upgradation of Track from Rehmani Nagar to Bakrani Road

Complete Track Renewal

Overhauling of Level Crossings Kundian

Attock City Section Cost: Rs. 2.222 billion

Rehabilitation/Upgradation of Track from Baruli to Sohan Bridge

Complete Track Renewal

Overhauling of Level Crossings

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Pakistan Railways is on the track of progress realizing the vision of modern Railway infrastructure. Railway has have joined hands to start development work on various sections. This venture will enhance train speed, reduce journey time and strengthen the national economy.