CEO of Haier Pakistan, Javed Afridi, has hinted at initiating a grand project of the bullet train from Peshawar to Karachi on Wednesday.
He shared the pictures of the prototype of the project on his official Twitter account. According to Afridi, the bullet train will run alongside Peshawar to Karachi motorway. As per the details shared by him, the line length of the bullet train will be 1,872 km (1,163 mi) that will run at an operating speed of 350 km/h (217 mph). The travel time between Peshawar to Karachi will be reduced to 5 hours & 30mins.
His followers have expressed excitement on social media regarding his plans. A discourse picked up between the social media users on the feasibility and practicality of the project. Some users argued that the current railway infrastructure does not support the advanced train system. Others said that it will be a cost-intensive project and will take years to complete.
Nevertheless, social media users desperately await further details on the project from Afridi.
Later on, Afridi shared a link to the information regarding the bullet trains, which he apparently intends to introduce in Pakistan.
Earlier, this month the owner of Peshawar Zalmi in a tweet had asked his followers whether or not they will like Tesla in Pakistan.
Tesla, Inc. is an American electric vehicle and clean energy company owned by the famous aerospace manufacturer Elon Musk – who is also the CEO of Space X. Tesla, based in Palo Alto, California produces electric cars, battery energy storage from home to grid-scale, solar panels, and solar roof tiles, as well as other related products and services.
Afridi’s hint at bringing Tesla to Pakistan should in no way be taken lightly as the much-acclaimed businessman recently launched a popular British automotive brand Morris Garages in the country. MG has setup 3s dealerships across the country which have already started selling CBU’s imported from China to its domestic consumers.