The Pakistan Railways (PR) planned to upgrade and rehabilitate the Narowal-Kartarpur track to facilitate Sikh pilgrims visiting Gurdwara Darbar Sahib Kartarpur from across the border, it emerged on Wednesday.
A feasibility report prepared in this regard is likely to be presented to the Ministry of Railways this week. It takes into account several important features of the prospective track, including its cost, maintenance of station buildings, railway gates, signal system and waiting rooms.
The section has been inactive since 2003 due to its decrepit and faulty lines and had been deemed unsafe for operations. Under the project, a new railway track will be laid at a cost of Rs1 billion.