The Project envisages construction of approx. 50-km dual track dedicated freight corridor from the port of Karachi to Pipri
on Public Private Partnership (PPP) basis.
The Project aims to ease congestion at the Karachi Port Trust where cargo handling through containers, meant for Karachi and upcountry,
is currently dominated by road transportation
The Project is expected to cater around 1 million containers (TEUs) per annum which is expected to further increase over
the period of concession.
The Project is anticipated to fetch significant economic and environmental benefits in terms of vehicle operating costs &
time savings, reduction in carbon emissions,
job creation and spill over tax impact.
The Project will be implemented using Project Finance structure whereby the private party will form a dedicated project company to
implement and execute the Project over proposed concession of 32 years (which includes 2 years construction period).
Land/ Right-of-Way (ROW)
Other than land/ ROW, GoP may not make any other financial contribution in the Project due to promising demand
estimates of the Project
Guaranteed revenue share (will be determined once the transaction structure is finalized)
Corporate taxes (will be determined once the transaction structure is finalized)
Project assets, at no cost, at the end of concession period.
Private Party Return
Right to collect revenues
Commercial development rights within the Project corridor, if any.