Monday, October 18, 2021

Railways’ economic condition to be improved within 120 days: minister

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LAHORE: Minister for Railways Sheikh Rasheed Ahmad on Sunday said economic condition of Pakistan Railways will be improved within 120 days through effective and concrete measures.

“No decision has been taken to raise railway fares,” Sheikh Rasheed said while talking to newsmen at Lahore Railway Station today, after visiting its various parts.

To a question, he said facility of online ticketing will be further extended and improved.

The minister said more attention would be given to target railway freight business. He said elevators would be installed at major stations.

He said officers of Pakistan Railways will work one hour more than normal closing time, however lower staff will observe the normal closing time.

The railways minister said a separate standard gauge line will be laid for the China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) related projects, rather than using the broad-guage line.

He said the PM had directed to reduce loss and he was heading towards eradicating losses completely.

Sheikh Rasheed vowed to reverse the promotions done illegally/ out-of-turn.

He also stressed on producing locomotives indigenously. He emphasised to do trade with China in yuan rather than dollar.

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