Engineering Post Report
A 760 kilometers long tripartite railway link is in the offing linking Pakistan, Afghanistan and Uzbekistan.
A joint protocol in this regard has recently been signed and the industry and business circles have welcomed this as and when it materialized will go a long way to reduce cargo delivery times among these countries by about five days.
The projected rail link will help in connecting Pakistan with Central Asia and Russia via Termez city in southern Uzbekistan.
Industry and business circles believe that the projected new tri-countries rail link will hopefully prove to be a game changer like the already under implementation between time-tested, all weather friends China and Pakistan under the umbrella of China and Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) in a phased manner.
The new rail link which is expected to tap the potential of the region will pass through Mazar-e- Sharif and Logar in Afghanistan and extended till the borders crossing into Pakistan’s Khyber Pakhtunkhwa tribal district after starting from Termez city in Uzbekistan.
The rail link will support both passenger and freight services thus contributing to the regional trade and economic growth.