KPK Govt Signs $1.6 Billion Railway Project with Chinese Company

pakistantoday.com.pk, Aug 04,’16

The provincial government of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and China Communication and Construction Company Ltd has signed the Circular Railway Project worth $1.6 billion at Chief Minister’s Secretariat Peshawar. The project links Peshawar, Nowshera, Mardan, Charsadda with future expansion to Swabi and a speedy service from Peshawar to Islamabad.  China Communication and Construction Company Ltd shall conduct a feasibility study, inclusive of concept design, cost estimation and will prepare a technical and financial proposal to the provincial government in respect of the development of the project. It would also provide a technical specification to the government for the soil investigation and survey.

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Land Acquisition for India-Bangladesh Rail Project to Begin Soon

bdnews24.com, June 01 2016

According to the General Manager of Indian Northeast Frontier Railway, HK Jaggi, work on land acquisition for the Agartala-Akhaura rail project will begin in the latter half of June coupled with launching of a broad gauge (BG) railway service from Agartala. On the Agartala-Akhaura (India-Bangladesh) railway project, Jaggi said the central government had already released the first instalment of Rs 1.5 billion for land acquisition. The Indian government had announced it will bear the entire cost of the 15-km railway project. Of the 15 km, 5 km fall within India and the rest in Bangladesh. The Agartala-Akhaura project is scheduled to be completed by December 2017.