LAHORE - Minister for Railways Sheikh Rasheed Ahmad has announced to lay down new standard gauge line for CPEC related projects instead of old broad gauge line.
He said economic condition of Pakistan Railways will be improved within one hundred twenty days, through effective and concrete measures.
He was talking to newsmen at Lahore Railway Station today, after visiting its various parts.
Sheikh Rasheed said no decision has been taken to raise railway fares.
To a question, he said facility of Online ticketing will be further extended and improved.
The Minister said more attention will be given to target railway freight business. He said elevators will be installed at major stations.
He said officers of Pakistan Railways will work one hour more than normal closing time, however lower staff will observe the normal closing time.
The Railways Minister said a separate standard gauge line will be laid for CPEC related projects , rather than using the broad-guage line.