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PR No. 66 UP GRADATION OF QUETTA-TAFTAN RAILWAY TRACK CAN OPEN A NEW ERA FOR PAKISTAN RAILWAYS Islamabad

A meeting was held between Pakistan Railways, Economic Cooperation Organization (ECO), Islamic Development Bank (IDB) and ECO Trade and Development Bank (ECO-TDB) on Tuesday in Islamabad. The main aim was to discuss possibility of financing infrastructure projects along the Pakistani section of Islamabad-Tehran –Istanbul (ITI) route .One of the proposed projects is the restoration/up gradation of Quetta-Taftan Railway Track (612 km).Kh. Saad Rafique mentioned that this initiative can open a new era for Pakistan Railways as Quetta Taftan is an important section.

Javed Aslam, President of ECO TDB, Ahsan Mangi, Deputy Secretary General Eco, Abid, Secretary Programming IDB and senior officials from Pakistan Railways were also present in the meeting

Quetta–Taftan Railway Line, also referred as Main Line 4 or ML-4, begins from Quetta and ends at Koh-e-Taftan. There are 23 railway stations from Quetta to Koh-e-Taftan. The line then crosses into Iran and extends to Zahedan.

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