Sheikh Rashid directs to eliminate obstacles on railway track


Islamabad, Oct 12 (TNS): Railways Minister Sheikh Rashid Ahmad has directed concerned officers for elimination of technical obstacles on railway track and redress causes of locomotive failure.

He stated this while presiding over a high level meeting at the Railways Headquarters in Lahore on Saturday.

The meeting was briefed on the punctuality of passenger trains, technical obstacles on the railway track and locomotive failure incidents during one month.

The meeting also reviewed various steps to make loss-incurring trains profitable and reviewed freight revenue in last one last month.

Later, addressing a press conference at the Railways’ headquarters in Lahore, Sheikh Rashid Ahmad said deficit of Pakistan Railways will be overcome in next three years.

He said four boggies of economy class will be attached with Jinnah express from 15th of this month and fare of economy class will be reduced for Jinnah Express.

He said that swift facility will be provided to passengers on ML-I and ML-2.