CPEC: Pakistan Railways tracks to made signal free and gate free

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CPEC: Pakistan Railways tracks to made signal free and gate free

ISLAMABAD, Dec 18 (APP):  Railway tracks from Karachi to Peshawar would be made gate-free and signal-free under the next phase of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC).

According to Geo news channel, a fence would be built around the tracks, similar to Motorway, and an underpass or overheard bridge would be built at every gate on the tracks, the sources informed.

Work on the project would be initiated from January. The first phase of the project would focus on railway tracks between Rawalpindi and Peshawar.

The signaling system in Pakistan Railways would also be upgraded under the project.

According to the sources, the purpose behind making railway tracks gate-free and signal-free is to make train journeys safer and faster for the public. The fencing and bridges would also lead to a reduction in accidents.

Once the project is completed, the tracks would be able to accommodate high-speed trains.

The railways authorities have completed the planning for the project, the sources said.