PM Imran inaugurates Hassan Abdal Railway Station with major facilities

Arhama AltafWeb Editor

06th Nov, 2020. 12:17 pm

Prime Minister Imran Khan has on Friday arrived Attock to to inaugurate the Hassan Abdal Railway Station, constructed at a cost of Rs300 million.

Addressing the inauguration ceremony, the Prime Minister said, “Railways are important because it’s a commute for the poor and common people of Pakistan.”

He also said the role of railways in the Naya Pakistan journey was crucial. Trains are a cheap and comfortable method to travel throughout the world

Referring to the Karachi-Peshawar Railway Line, PM Imran said, “For the first time, the biggest investment to Pakistan Railways is coming through the ML1” or the Main Line.

Facilities at Hassan Abdal Railway Station

Furthermore, briefing more about the newly-inaugurated railway station, Minister for Railways Sheikh Rasheed Ahmed said guest houses for Sikh pilgrims have also been constructed at Hassan Abdal railway station.

A canteen and a cafe were set up near the waiting area, he added.

The Nankana Sahib railway station project will also be completed this month, said Rasheed.

Earlier in a day, Sheikh Rasheed reviewed arrangements ahead of the premier’s visit to inaugurate the Hassan Abdal Railway Station.

The station has been renovated and reconstructed after 127 years.

Moreover, the Hassan Abdal railway station has been constructed for 300 million rupees. It consists of the grand and first floors.

Clean and cold water plants have been installed for the convenience of the passengers. Apart from this, a canteen has also been constructed along with the waiting area.

PM Imran’s visit to Swat

The Premier will also visit Swat where he will inaugurate a new block of Saidu Sharif hospital.

On the other hand, he will also attend a ceremony in connection with the distribution of Sehat Sahulat Cards and address the gathering there.

Earlier on November 03, Prime Minister Imran Khan unveiled major relief package of the electricity tariff for small and medium industries to encourage higher power consumption and manufacturing.

The prime minister said that starting November 1, the additional electricity used by SMEs up to June 30, 2021, will be sold at 50% lower the cost.

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