All passenger coaches of all trains will be upgraded in next two years, said Pakistan Railways Minister Khawaja Saad Rafique.
He was addressing a meeting at the Pakistan Railways Headquarters held on Saturday.
The minister said that all trains would be converted into modern trains after upgradation of Shalimar Express, Jafer Express and Pakistan Express trains. He added that upgradation 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 upgradation work and said that upgradation of all trains would be made on a predefined latest standard.
The PR was providing several modern facilities, including mobile charging in trains, he said. “Restoration and progress of railways is not possible without dedication and hard work of its thousands of workers,” he said.
He directed the committee concerned to speed up restructuring 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.
Published in The Express Tribune, June 18th, 2017.