Assignment Name:
Feasibility Study on Railway Container Transport From Karachi To Lahore & Faisalabad


Location within Country:

Karachi, Lahore and Islamabad

Name of Client:

  • Ministry of Railways, Government of Pakistan
  • Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA)
  • Completion Date:


    Name of Associated Consultants, if any:


    Narrative Description of Project:

    Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) to carryout Feasibility Study on Railway Container Transport from Karachi to Lahore, Faisalabad and Peshawar. The Scope of services included collection of data on container handling capabilities and potentials of ports at Karachi and in-land dry ports. Data was also collected on different modes of in-land transportation. EE also collected data on the efficiency of ports, dry ports, Highways and Railways. The future expansion plans of Ports and dry ports were also studied. The performance of railway and highway as a means of container transport was analyzed for viable economical and profitable cargo movement on Karachi-Lahore-Karachi, Karachi-Faisalabad-Karachi and Karachi – Peshawar - Karachi railway corridors.

    Description of Actual Services Provided by Our Staff within the Assignment:

    The project involved the services being rendered to the Clients:
    • Designing appropriate Surveys for meeting the project objectives.
    • Training of Data Collection Teams
    • Identifying and arranging supplementary data
    • Conducting Field Surveys
    • Collecting Supplementary Data from various sources
    • Quality Assurance of Data Collection.
    • Analysis and Development of Final Report as per project Objectives to the clients

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