ISLAMABAD: The Railways Ministry has informed the Senate Standing Committee that they have insufficient funds for repairing the 59-kilometer railway track from Peshawar to Torkham.
It was stated that the estimated cost for the repair would be PKR 1,982 million.
According to Senator Mushtaq Ahmed, the track was laid in 1926, and due to the severe floods in 2007, it got damaged.
He added that the route has a very important role in regional trade activities.
However, the Senate Committee has suggested that the Railways Ministry consult the Ministry of Tourism as the project would also aid in tourism.
Furthermore, the Secretary of Railways mentioned the Afghan Transit Project worth $8.2 billion that will connect Pakistan and Uzbekistan.