In a significant development, the Secretary of the Ministry of Railways, Syed Mazhar Ali Shah, announced that the Main Line-I ML-I Railway project, a pivotal railway undertaking between Pakistan and China, is on the verge of initiation. This announcement came during a signing ceremony between the two nations, signifying a major stride forward in this transformative project, as stated in a recent news release.
A Game-Changer for Pakistan’s Transportation Landscape
Secretary Syed Mazhar Ali Shah emphasized the colossal importance of the Main Line-I ML-I Railway project, asserting that it is poised to revolutionize Pakistan’s entire transportation infrastructure. With its far-reaching impact, the project is expected to substantially transform how goods and passengers are transported across the nation.
Cost Reduction for the ML-I Project
One of the most noteworthy revelations during the announcement was the cost reduction achieved for the Main Line-I ML-I Railway project. Initially estimated at $9 billion, the project’s total cost has now been scaled down to a more cost-effective $6.7 billion. This substantial reduction in cost underscores the government’s commitment to financial prudence and efficient resource management while undertaking a project of this magnitude.
The Main Line-I ML-I Railway project holds the potential to boost trade, improve connectivity, and facilitate economic growth between Pakistan and China.
As work on this vital Main Line-I ML-I Railway project commences in the near future, it is expected to herald a new era in cross-border rail connectivity and economic cooperation. Stay tuned for more updates as this transformative project unfolds.