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September 10 , 2021

Murad seeks federal funding for $160m Islamkot-Chhor railway line project

August 17, 2021 (KARACHI, Pakistan)

Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah on Monday urged the federal government to construct a 105-kilometre railway line between the Thar Coalfield in Islamkot and Chhor for transportation of coal to the upcountry areas.

He was speaking to Khalid Mansoor, the Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on CPEC affairs, at CM House. The meeting was attended by Sindh Energy Minister Imtiaz Shaikh, Special Assistant to the CM on Investment Qasim Naveed, Investment Secretary Zahid Abbasi and Energy Secretary Tariq Shah.

“Thar’s coal is a great national treasure; it should be used in all coal-fired power generation and other projects being developed in different parts of the country,” the chief minister said.

He said that through a private firm, a feasibility study for the construction of the proposed 105km railway line from Islamkot to Chhor had been conducted. The study revealed that the railway line will cost $160 million and the cost of rolling stock will cost $127 million.


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