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Pakistan Railways has made around 132 locomotives operational during last seven months to improve its performance by enhancing number of freight and passenger trains.

Pakistan Railways sources said there are still 189 locomotives non-operational.

The sources said the gross earning of Railways has increased by nearly 33.

With regard to steps being taken for making Pakistan Railways a profitable organization, a Freight Transport Company is being established to give top priority to goods transportation.   

Pakistan Railways is in process of up-gradation of its existing tracks on main corridor with collaboration of China.            

Existing speed of trains from Karachi to Lahore will be increased up to 160 km per hour and from Lahore to Peshawar up to 120 km per hour.

Railways is going to double the track from Shahdara Bagh to Lalamusa and improve Signalling System on Lodhran-Khanpur-Kotri section and provision of Centralized Traffic Control on Shahdara Bagh-Lodhran section.      

Efforts are also on to connect Gwadar port with Railway network and establishment of a new Dry Port at Havelian.


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