Minister for Railways Sheikh Rasheed Ahmad has announced that 31 Railway Stations will be upgraded across the country and dualize track between Peshawar and Lahore.
Talking to media in Rawalpindi this afternoon, he said that we will plant trees on both sides of the track across the country to secure the railway line.
The Minister invited private companies to brand railway coaches with their products for advertisements as railway tracks are available for rent. He said that all profitable trains will be restored.
Sheikh Rasheed said the government is committed to eliminate corruption from Pakistan Railways.
He said Pakistan Railways is facing deficit of 40 billion rupees which will be ended as per directions of Prime Minister Imran Khan.
He said that corruption will not be tolerated and employees involved in corruption will be handed over to National Accountability Bureau. He said full cooperation will be extended to the NAB in this regard.
The Minister asked that people who have illegally occupied lands of Pakistan Railways should vacate it and this issue will be discussed in the cabinet meeting also.
Sheikh Rasheed announced that that 5,000 houses will be built for Class-4 railway employees.