On Monday, Khawaja Saad Rafique, the minister of Pakistan railways, announced a 10–15% cut in goods train tariffs.
The federal minister stated at a news conference that Pakistan Railway has created a 100-day plan that will see additional cargo trains operating between Peshawar and Karachi.
He announced, in the hopes that the branding project would generate substantial amounts of income, “We are planning to run cargo train having a capacity of transporting 12,500 tons of cargo.”
Karakoram Express and Karachi Express would be refurbished by June 30 of this year, according to Khawaja Saad Rafique.
“These trains would be upgraded on Green Line pattern,” he said, adding that upgradation would provide good travelling options to passengers.
Minister Railways Statement on Railway Land Commercial Usage
He claimed that since regulations had been drafted, forwarded to the cabinet for approval, and would shortly be implemented, railway land will be used for commercial reasons.
To cut down on electricity costs, plans were being made to install solar systems at stations, terminals, buildings, DS offices, and headquarters. The initiative will shortly be unveiled.
He stated that the PR had made the decision to lower freight fares by 10% to 15%. He predicted that the Hirok Bridge would be finished by April 15.
Before the conclusion of this fiscal year, the minister claimed that Sibi-Harnai portion would be operational.
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