Beijing-Shanghai express railway
Updated: 2006-10-26 10:07 Construction for a new railway between Beijing and
Shanghai will start this year which would be able to run passenger trains at 200
The construction was ratified by the State Council on March 7 and
is now at the stage of investigation, Wednesday's Beijing Daily quoted an
official with the Ministry of Railway as saying.
Following the present
progress, the railway is likely to start construction this year, said Su Shun,
deputy director of transportation department with the
Century-old Beijing-Shanghai railway was completed in 1912 and
is China's busiest railway as regions along it are the most prosperous economic
corridor of the country.
Last year, regions along Beijing-Shanghai
railway made 43.2 percent of the gross domestic production.
faced a huge demand and could not meet the requirement, said the report.
Construction of a new express highway connecting the two cities has been under
discussion for a dozen of years.
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