Prime Minister Imran Khan has on Monday (today) said that the ongoing reform process in Pakistan Railways will help improve the transportation system in Pakistan.
Chairing a meeting on ongoing progress in Karachi Circular Railway Project and Prime Minister’s Railway Green Initiative, the premier added that the improved Railway system will help in improving the country’s economy.
“An improved railway system would provide better transportation facilities to the people,” he added.
Furthermore, the premier was informed that Pakistan Railways has formed a model on Build-operate-transfer (BOT) basis which will guarantee improved service to the travellers.
Prime Minister Imran Khan added, “Uninterrupted reforms process in railway is very imperative to steer out this national institute from deficit.”
وزیر اعظم عمران خان کی زیر صدارت پاکستان ریلویز میں جاری اصلاحاتی عمل، کراچی سرکلر ریلوے منصوبے میں پیش رفت اور پرائم منسٹر ریلوے گرین انیشیئیٹو کے حوالے سے اجلاس pic.twitter.com/aj8MLw43nk
— Prime Minister's Office, Pakistan (@PakPMO) March 15, 2021
The progress of the ML-1 project also came under discussion during the meeting.
The meeting was informed that a plan is under process to construct a special freight corridor for freight vehicles parallel to the Lahore-Karachi railway track through which Pipri will be connected to Karachi Port Trust to address the transport-related problems of Karachi city.
Moreover, Railway Minister Muhammad Azam Khan Swati, Planning Minister Asad Umar, Advisor on Institutional Reforms Dr Ishrat Hussain, Federal Secretaries and senior officers attended the meeting.