Railways minister inaugurates new freight train in Karachi


KARACHI: Minister for Railways Sheikh Rashid Ahmed on Thursday inaugurated a new freight train in Karachi.

Addressing the inauguration ceremony, the minister said that during the first year of the incumbent government, the traffic of freight train has been doubled while the number of passengers of Pakistan Railways has also been increased.

The minister vowed the speed of the passenger train will also be enhanced to 200 kilometers per hour. He said new signal system on railways lines was also being launched soon.

Earlier in the day, Sheikh Rashid had claimed that Pakistan Railways would run bullet trains in the country during Prime Minister Imran Khan’s tenure.

He said the prime minister was leaving for China on October 7, and where he would finalise the ML-1 project, after which, the government will also construct ML-2 railway track.

He had also claimed to run ML-2 bullet train during PM Khan’s government, adding that the country was coming out of the crisis

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