In a positive development, Pakistan Railways launches cross border transit freight train service to neighbouring country

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In a positive development, Pakistan Railways launches cross border transit freight train service to neighbouring country

KARACHI: In a positive development, Pakistan Railways launches cross border transit freight train service to neighbouring country Afghanistan.

Pakistan Railways inaugurated the Goods in Transit to Afghanistan (GITA) Train here on Friday.

The inauguration of the cross-border freight train is said to be one of the major achievements during the ongoing calendar year, which has been termed as ‘Freight Year’ aimed primarily at enhancing the revenue generation via transportation of goods through cargo services.

The train will transit cargo from Karachi towards Chaman and Kandahar.

Besides reducing the traffic flow from major roads and highways, the addition of this cross-border train in Pakistan’s existing cargo fleet is not only expected to increase revenue generation but it is said to also help in curtailing the income-expenditure gap of Pakistan Railways.