LAHORE: Pakistan Railways Minister Khawaja Saad Rafique said that all passenger coaches of all trains will be upgraded in next two years.
Addressing a meeting at Pakistan Railways Headquarters here, he said that all trains would be converted into modern trains after up-gradation of Shalimar Express, Jafer Express and Pakistan Express trains.
He said that up-gradation work of Awam Express train was in progress while Karakoram Express, Karachi Express and Business Express trains had already been equipped with additional facilities.
He expressed his satisfaction over up-gradation work and said that up-gradation of all trains would be made on a predefined latest standard, adding that the PR was providing several modern facilities including mobile charging in trains.
“Restoration and progress of railways is not possible without dedication and hardwork of its thousands of workers,” he added.
He directed the committee concerned to speed up re-structuring work of the Railways employees and said that he himself would monitor the process so that differences between employees of different categories could be removed.
Managing Director freight transport and COPS gave briefing on transportation of coal to Sahiwal Coal Power Plant.
In another meeting, the minister was given briefing about performance of new American locomotives and training of drivers.
The minister said that new locomotives were future asset of the railways and therefore those should be well maintained.
In a separate meeting, up-gradation of washing-lines and out-sourcing for cleanliness of the trains were discussed.
PR CEO Javed Anwar, advisor Anjum Pervaiz and other senior officers attended the meetings.
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