LAHORE: Pakistan Railways has reduced its daily financial loss from Rs100 million to Rs80 million via proper reformation in the department during the first 110.
Railways’ Minister Khawaja Saad Rafique revealed the ‘positive’ information during a press conference in Lahore.
Rafique aimed the continuation of progress in upward direction by stopping interruption in recent General Manager’s strategies for the department and implementation process on merit basis.
The minister said the the project for purchasing 75 locomotives and 175 EMD locomotives and Lahore-Faisalabad track doubling project have been dropped.
Khawaja Saad Rafique claimed that the railways system will be reformed in coming four years which was disrupted by several elements in past 40 years.
However, the ratio of reduction in losses could not give any visible change in the department as no relief for Railways as well as passengers has been witnessed as the government crosses 100 days mark.
Some examples can be given from recent past; engines not in condition to work which majorly affected train operations in Rawalpindi, Karachi and Faisalabad train, TheNewsTribe reports.
On the completion of 100 days of the newly elected government of Pakistan Muslim League – Nawaz, the passengers of railways are still unsatisfied with the services provided to them. Freight and containers special train facility has not yet been provided to the traders and business community.
The engines have failed which have increased problems of the passengers. No facility has been provided to railway stations other than Lahore and Rawalpindi. The container train service for traders has also been suspended, although it provided revenue for the department of railways.