RAWALPINDI: A feasibility report of the Islamabad-Murree-Muzaffarabad Railway Link Project will again be presented to Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on September 1. Once the feasibility report is complete, work on the project will be completed in four to five years at a cost of Rs89 billion. The premier had raised objection over the previous report saying the proposed railway station should be constructed close to Murree city so residents and tourists could benefit from it. The earlier feasibility report was worked out by a Pakistani and an Austrian company under a joint venture in which the cost of the project was Rs60 million. The project also includes the construction of a five-kilometre-long tunnel from Islamabad to Murree and a 20-kilometre-long tunnel from Murree to Muzaffarabad. The railway station is likely to be constructed near Basal in Murree.
Published in The Express Tribune, July 7th, 2015.
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