Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has accorded approval to feasibility report of Islamabad-Muzaffarabad railway track.
Ashfaq Khattak, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Kashmir Railway Committee, has given complete report and briefing to the PM on the feasibility of Islamabad-Muzaffarabad railway track.
Sources said the PM while approving the feasibility report directed that a plan be evolved to initiate this project as soon as possible, especially regarding measures for purchasing the land and laying of railway track. The PM directed that railway station of international standard be set up near Rose and Jasmin Garden Aabpara, Islamabad.
As per the feasibility report, 15 railway stations will be set up from Islamabad to Muzaffarabad. In line with PM directives, the railway track will start from Islamabad and pass through Bahara Kahu, Ghora Galli, Jhikka Galli, Pindi Point and Bhurban and three railway stations will be constructed in Ghora Galli, Jhikka Galli and Bhurban in Murree.
Trains will cover the distance from Islamabad to Murree in one hour and from Islamabad to Muzaffarabad in 2.45 hours.