Train engines worth Rs. 300 million were bought for Rs. 680 million, says Railways Minister

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Sheikh Rasheed, the Federal Minister for Railways, has lashed out on the previous Govt of PMLN for ruining of the Railway System. He further claimed that the previous government had bought the Railway Engines for about 680 million which is far more than the original price of 300 million.

“The rest of the money from the locomotives went into the pockets of the authorities involved in this”, he said.

Sheikh Rasheed further stated that he will be upgrading the coaches and will make them usable again, along with this, he is also making an effort to bring the maximum number of coaches on track than ever.

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While talking to the media, Sheikh Rasheed mentioned that the “ Thal Express” train would be inaugurated on 12 March by the Prime Minister Imran Khan. The Thal Express will cover the cities of Rawalpindi, Multan, Mianwali, Layyah, Kot Addu, Kundian etc. Moreover, he also mentioned that a train between Karachi and Peshawar – i.e. “Jinnah Express” will be inaugurated on 23rd March.

Sheikh Rasheed claimed that within one year he will be converting Pakistan Railways into a model institution and then this department will not only solve transport issues but will also generate handsome revenue.

Aside from this above-mentioned news, it is pertinent to mention here that Orange Line Metro Train Lahore will also get functional in the coming months. The train will run on electricity and can house 1,000 people at one go. It will serve up to 250,000 people each day. However, its capacity will be increased up to 500,000 per day by 2025. Furthermore, the route is divided into two parts; one is the elevated part which is 25.4 Km, and the other is the underground section, which is 1.7 Km long.

Lahore Orange Line train will be passing through these stops.

  • Ali Town
  • Thokar Niaz BaigCanal View
  • Canal View Hanjarwal
  • Hanjarwal Wahdat Road
  • Wahdat Road Awan Town
  • Awan Town Sabzazar
  • Sabzazar Shahnoor
  • Shahnoor Salahuddin Road
  • Salahuddin RoadBund Road
  • Bund Road Samanabad
  • Samanabad Gulshan-e-Ravi
  • Gulshan-e-Ravi Chauburji
  • Chauburji Lake Road
  • Lake Road GPO
  • GPO Lakshmi
  • Lakshmi Railway Station
  • Railway Station Sultanpura
  • Sultanpura
  • UET
  • Baghbanpura
  • Shalimar Garden
  • Pakistan Mint
  • Mahmood Booti
  • Islam Park
  • Salamat Pura
  • Dera Gujran

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