Latest Pakistan News / Karachi News – A total of 50 bogies imported from China for Karakoram Express were added to the fleet of Pakistan Railways which is set to improve the performance of the train on Friday.
Federal Railways Minister Bashir Ahmed Bilour inaugurated the ceremony held at Karachi Cantonment Station platform number seven while Consul General of the Peoples Republic of China in Karachi, Zhang Jianxin, was also present. They boarded the train and inspected the new bogies.
On this occasion, the Federal Minister said that they would continue working for the betterment of PR, adding that the condition of trains would be improved further. He said that the passengers would be provided all possible facilities.
Divisional Transportation Officer Kashif Rasheed while talking to PPI said that the development would provide better facilities to the passengers as the delays in arrival and departure of trains would
reduce. He said that the bogies were brand new; therefore, the train would run smoothly while the overall performance of the train was expected to get better.
Chairman Railway Workers Union Manzoor Ahmed Razi welcomed the development but said that more bogies were needed for other trains as well which would significantly improve the overall performance of the department.
He said that the pace of repairing of locomotives must be increased in order to cut the time of delays in arrival and departure of trains while more engines and power vans needed to be imported. He said that out-of-order power vans must also be repaired which would reduce the breakdown of locomotives midway through their journey.
He further said that the increase in fares must be revisited as PR was the only travelling medium for the poor while raising it would cause loss in terms profit as the people would start preferring other transportation modes. (APP)