Railways Minister inaugurates upgraded Awam Express train Says PR revenue increases from Rs. 18 billion to Rs. 40 billion

RAWALPINDI: Minister for Railways Khawaja Saad Rafique says Pakistan Railways is committed to providing a comfortable journey to its passengers.

Talking to media persons after inauguration of upgraded Awam Express in Rawalpindi on Tuesday, he said Pakistan Railways spent Rs.100 million on upgradation of the new rack of the train from its own resources.

The Minister said all projects with regard to railways will be completed within stipulated time.

Khawaja Saad Rafique says Pakistan Railways’ revenue has increased from Rs.18 billion in 2013 to Rs.40 billion by June 2017.

The Minister said Pakistan Railways has spent one-hundred million rupees for up-gradation of the new rake of Awam Express from its own revenue. He said the work to restore Kohat-Rawalpindi railway track and service has also been started and Kohat-Rawalpindi rail service will soon be started.

He said the condition of some railway stations has been improved and the rest are in progress.

Responding to a question, Khawaja Saad Rafique said some negative elements are trying to foil the process of development in the country by creating instability but they will not succeed in their sordid designs.

The new rake encompasses new flooring, paneling, public address system, curtains, window units and exterior work. New lavatory accessories have also been installed. It also contains digital destination

Awam Express is a passenger train operated between Peshawar and Karachi.