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Govt committed to upgrade railways infrastructure: Khusro, Rasheed

F.P. Report

ISLAMABAD: Government is committed to upgrade the railways infrastructure to improve its efficiency, freight services and provide quality traveling facilities to commuters.

This was discussed during a meeting between Federal Minister for Planning, Development and Reform Makahdum Khusro Bakhtyar and Federal Minister for Railways Sheikh Rasheed in Islamabad on Thursday.

They said work on ML-1 project will be expedited which will upgrade the speed and quality of the railway from Karachi to Havelian.

Terming ML-1 a very important project, the Minister for Planning noted that the project had been approved by CDWP subject to certain conditions. The two sides discussed the progress and future way forward on the project.

Speaking on the occasion, Minister for Railways said that measures were afoot to improve the railways system including providing facilities to passengers, upgrading locomotives, reducing losses and launching new trains.

Various projects pertaining to railways also came under discussion during the meeting.

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