ML-1 to revive Railway in 2020

Federal Railways Minister Sheikh Rashid Ahmad has termed 2020 as the year
of revival of the Railways. While addressing a press conference at Railways
headquarters, the minister said after the project of Mainline-1 (ML-1) the track
would be more protected, adding that the file work on the ML-1 project was
speedily in progress and it would be started very soon.
He said the Railways was operating trains with 60 percent occupancy and
bearing loss but it was providing facility to the masses across the country.
While talking to the media he also assured the public that the fares of railways
would not be revised due to increase in fuel prices. He also assured that the
elderly would keep getting concession on trains.
He thanked Prime Minister Imran Khan and Chief of the Army Staff Qamar
Javed Bajwa for their special interest in the ML-1 project. The scope of the ML-
1 Project includes
 Doubling of entire track from Karachi to Peshawar
 Speed of passenger trains to be raise from 65/110km/h to 160 km/h
 Freight trains to operate at 120 km/h
 Computer based signaling and control system
 Grade separation to ensure safety of train operations