Pakistan Railway's Revenue Grows By Rs 3bn In Last Six Months

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Pakistan Railway's revenue grows by Rs 3bn in last six months

Minister for Railways Sheikh Rasheed Ahmad said on Saturday that Pakistan Railway recorded an increase of three billion rupees in the revenue during last six months.

KARACHI (UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News / NNI - 16th March, 2019) Minister for Railways Sheikh Rasheed Ahmad said on Saturday that Pakistan Railway recorded an increase of three billion rupees in the revenue during last six months.Speaking to media at Karachi Cantt Railway Station, he claimed Pakistan Railways made great progress in past six months owing to hard work of its officers and labourers.

"We are laying a new track for which an agreement will be signed with China during the upcoming visit of Prime Minister Imran Khan to Beijing."Rasheed further said Pakistan Railways has the capability to construct freight trains.

"VIP trains are also being introduced to decrease the deficit of the department, and in this regard Sir Syed Express and Jinnah Express would soon be launched," the minister added.On the occasion, Rasheed announced a reward of Rs 3,000 for each labourer on behalf of the prime minister.Last week, the Railways Minister called on Iran's President Rouhani during his trip to the country where the latter assured Rasheed of full cooperation in the field of railways.The upgrading of the Taftan-Quetta rail track as well as connection between Taftan and Mirjaveh were also discussed during Rasheed's visit.

NNI

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