Railways to convert ML-I crossings into flyovers, underpasses

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Staff Reporter

Islamabad

Pakistan Railways was planning to convert all the level crossings from Karachi to Peshawar, Main Line-I (ML-I) into flyovers and underpasses to control trains accidents and save the precious lives.
The level crossing would be converted during the up-gradation of ML-I under China-Pak Economic Corridor (CPEC) project for which the PC-I was with the Executive Committee of the National Economic Council (ECNEC) for approval, an official in the Ministry of Railways told APP.
He said that Pakistan Railways has total 510 level crossings from Karachi Cantonment to Rawalpindi Stations which include 398 manned and 112 un-manned.
At present as many as 105 overhead, flyover bridges and 35 underpasses of Pakistan Railways were constructed by various departments over the track, the official added.
He said the level crossings were allowed by Pakistan Railways on the request of District Administration therefore, the Provincial Government is responsible to construct flyovers and underpasses on level crossings.
To a question, he said that Pakistan Railways has provided foot over bridges at Kot Laloo and Padidan Railway Stations, however the manned level crossings also exist at Kot Laloo.

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