Talking to news
reporters at Dehli, representative of Pakistan Tourism
Development Cooperation and Dehli Transport Cooperation
announce that they are finalizing the procedure to
resume Bus Service between Delhi India to Lahore
Pakistan and hope fully it will start from Mid of July,
During the recent visit of Turkish
Prime Minister to Pakistan in a new conference it was
announced that Turkish Airline will run two flights a
week to Islamabad and daily flight to Karachi. This
flight schedule is expected to start from July, 2003.
Khyber Steam Train Safari
August 24th and 31st, September 28th, October 19, November
23rd and 30th, December 14th
Be a part of one of the most exciting train journeys in the
world today by steam train, shifting back & forwards to climb the historical
Khyber Pass in Pakistan. Travel through a unique tribal community, home of the
legendry Pathan to Landi Kotal, the last station before Afghanistan. Two steam
engines push & pull, passing through 10 tunnels & 4 switchbacks.
INTRODUCTION: Soon after the opening of Peshawar Railway
station in 1885 Captain J R L McDonald (afterwards promoted as Major General),
surveyed the possibilities to extend the railway through the Khyber Pass as
far as Landi Kotal – The summit of the pass. In 1901 the North Western railway
was extended up to Jamrud where a small mud fort ws built by famous Sikh
General Hari Singh Nalwa and which remained a scene of great battles between
the tribes and Sikhs before the annexation by the British. In 1905 th railway
track was further extended through Kabul River gorge turning west to Shamlan
valley but changes in the international scenario and British alliance with
Russia slowed down the work and in 1909 the whole scheme was abandoned. Again
in 1919 the third Anglo-Afghan war necessitated the construction of Khyber
Railways due to its strategic importance. The myth of impossibilities was
broken and masterly survey confirmed that the gigantic project was feasible.
The alignment selected by Col. Hearn is a classic example of brilliant
surveying. In 1939.The construction of Khyber Railway was inaugurated by Sir
Charles Innes acting on behalf of the Viceroy of Indian Empire.
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backlight. Water resistant. 4" x 2-1/4" x 3/4" 2 oz. Requires 1 CR2032
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