The Ministry of Railways planned to convert five major stations in the country to modern lines to reduce the number of passengers and increase revenues for the Ministry of Railways.
According to the state news agency, the aim of modernizing the station is to make it a commercial hub for business activities and facilitate passengers.
The five stations include Karachi, Lahore, Faisalabad, Peshawar and Quetta. The public relations official said the decision was made at the direction of Railways Minister Khawaja Saad Rafique.
He further said the government is taking several steps to improve Pakistan Railways performance and provide maximum facilities to the public.
Earlier, it emerged that Pakistan Railways was planning to procure as many as 25 diesel-electric locomotives for various shunting points across the country which would help to replace outdated locomotives that to be soon be scrapped.
It was previously revealed that Pakistan Railways had planned to purchase up to 25 diesel-electric locomotives at various junctions across the country to replace aging locomotives that will soon be scrapped.
A Ministry of Railways source told state-owned APP that the project to procure and manufacture 25 shunt locomotives will be completed in three years at an estimated cost of Rs 140 crore.