The plan of connecting the railway network of Pakistan from China and Afghanistan to Gwadar deep seaport, under CPEC has been termed as significant by both the nations.
The plan would assist the commercially potential transportation of goods from the Central Asian nations and China to the port city other than increasing the trade and tourism activities in the nation.
The already planned CPEC project for the upgradation of the current Main Line 1 (ML-1) Railway track from Peshawar to Karachi would be made in the first phase, while the new railway lines would be laid down throughout the nation for increasing the trade activities under the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor project.
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As per the plan, a new 1,059-kilometer railway line from Havelian situation in the province of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa to Kashgar in the Chinese province of Xinjiang would be laid for linking both the nations via railways.
Another 1,328-kilometer-long new railway from Jacobabad and Quetta through Basima to Gwadar is also in the plans at a cost of $4.5 billion for connecting the port city with the rest of the country and with China.