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Survey of Jalalabad-Peshawar railway track to start soon

By Bureau report
May 05, 2016

PESHAWAR: The survey of Jalalabad-Peshawar railway track would soon be launched, the Afghan Ministry of Public Works said on Wednesday.

According to a press release, Advisor to Afghan Ministry of Public Works Masood Amin and the officials of company conducting the survey, Syed Mukhtar and Wahidullah Oryakhel, held a meeting with Nangarhar Governor Salim Khan Kunduzi to review the progress on the project.

Masood Amin briefed the Afghan governor about the project. “The survey will be conducted for the installation of railway track from Jalalabad city to Peshawar,” he said, adding that installation of the railway track would start after the survey was carried out.

Speaking on the occasion, the Nangarhar governor directed the relevant authorities to cooperate with the company undertaking the survey.The private firm has been engaged to conduct the survey. The head of the company in Afghanistan, Wahidullah Oryakhel said the railway track would be 150 kilometers long.

He said that 75 kilometers of the track would be installed in Nangarhar. He added that Rs60 million had been allocated for the survey to be conducted in eight months.It may be mentioned that Pakistan is providing financial assistance for the project that will link Peshawar with Nangarhar.