Friday, August 12, 2022

Modern railway station to be built in Gwadar, says minister

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QUETTA: Federal Minister for Railways Sheikh Rashid Ahmed on Wednesday said the Balochistan government has provided a piece of land to establish a new modern railway station in Gwadar.

Speaking to media at Quetta Railway Station, he said the planned station would be a hub of China-Pak Economic Corridor (CPEC).

Sindh Governor Imran Ismail and Federal Minister for Water Resources Faisal Vawda also accompanied the minister during the visit.

He further said Prime Minister Imran Khan would inaugurate the project of Gwadar Railway Station soon during his visit.

The minister said the government has also reduced fair of Akbar Bugti Express for facilitating people interested to visit Balochistan, besides installing air conditions to make their journey comfortable and affordable.

Rashid said one billion rupees were increased in railway revenue through tracking system and installing WIFI in trains, adding that two freight vehicles would be started which would be inaugurated from December 25.

He said our track system was 70 year old but they would do their best to upgrade, adding that Prime Minister Imran has approved 10,000 jobs in Pakistan Railway.

“It is not my aim to make commission and collect wealth”, said adding, he is trying to provide best facilities to people in railway according to vision of Prime Minister Imran Khan.

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