Pakistan Railways starts its third freight train

Islamabad, July 19, 2013 (PPI-OT): Pakistan Railways started its third freight train today. Accelerating the freight operations is inevitable for the revenue generation. In this regard, steps have been taken to comply with the directive of the Minister for Railways. Resultantly, the number of freight trains has been increased from (02) to (03). It may be noted here that the two freight trains, already functioning, were being engaged in Oil Operations for PSO: Whereas the third freight train has been started for the purpose of goods’ supply across the country. Transportation of PSO Oil between Karachi and Lal Peer has been carried out, using Pakistan Railways cargo trains for quite some time.

To enhance the freight operations of Pakistan Railways, the number of locomotives, used for the said purpose, has also been extended from (09) to 24. It may be learnt here that this enhancement has been made possible by repair and maintenance of the defective locomotives, a very positive sign for discovering the latent potential of Railways. This is evident from the very fact that the institution earned a hefty sum of 14 million from its freight operations in one day only.

Federal Minister, Kh. Saad Rafique has directed the railways’ officials to play a pivotal role in enhancing the ‘Freight Operations’. It is to be noted here that the top notch of Pakistan Railways will remain present at the Railways Headquarters on Saturday which is otherwise a routine holiday. The agenda for tomorrow’s i.e. Saturday’s meetings include Pakistan Railways’ PSDP (2013-14) allocation, Railway Ticketing and Reservation System Improvement as well as ensuring punctuality in the Departure – Arrival Timing of Passenger Trains.

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