Islamabad: Pakistan Railways has agreed to speed up the construction of the Islamabad-Istanbul train line. This was agreed at a meeting on Saturday chaired by Pakistan Railways Chairman Habibur Rehman Gilani to discuss the train’s operational problems.
The meeting’s attendees addressed stability, track conditions, rolling stock, and locomotive availability for the train.
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The chairman instructed the PR team for the Islamabad-Istanbul train to contact the Economic Cooperation Organization (ECO) Secretariat as soon as possible to resolve any obstacles or issues that could arise during the train’s launch. He also instructed the railway police and other security agencies to ensure the project’s safety until it’s up and running.
Meanwhile, Federal Railways Minister Azam Khan Swati has promised that Pakistan Railways will be profitable within nine months.
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Swati told a news conference on Friday that freight trains would earn Pakistan Railways Rs. 30 billion, and that the railways and the Frontier Works Organization (FWO) would collaborate to make the organization more effective.
Railways must be strengthened, according to the minister, for the country’s overall economic growth. “Railways property in Rawalpindi and Islamabad can be used to raise revenue through public-private partnership programs.”
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