Pakistan Railways to resume operation of ten more trains after Independence Day
RAWALPINDI: Railways Minister Sheikh Rasheed Ahmed on Saturday said that Pakistan Railways would resume operation of ten more trains from August 16.
“We want to transform Pakistan Railways into a modern railways that would boost economic activities,” he said while talking to newsmen in Lahore.
He said that the tendering process of ML-1 project would be completed by Aug 30 and it would provide two hundred thousand jobs to the people on merit through ML-1 project.
Rasheed Ahmed said ML-I railway project would further strengthen relationship between Pakistan and China.
“The project will be the first step toward modern railway system in Pakistan that will also bring economic development to the country,” he said while talking to Chinese Ambassador Yao Jing in Islamabad.
The minister said a new railway track of 1872 kilometer would be constructed between Karachi and Peshawar at an estimated cost of 6.8 billion dollars.