Swati to meet Imran for railways uplift
According to sources, the minister is all set to have an important meeting with the premier for the purpose. They said during the meeting the matter of core importance including Karachi circular railway would come under discussion.
The main objective of the meeting between the duo is to the resolve the outstanding issues of railway terminals, track modernisation and other steps to bring in betterment, the insider said.
He said the prime minister, who had been requested for Rs23 billion funds to fix 473km of dangerous track, had directed the officials concerned to submit PC-1 for funds' release.
As per the PM’s directive, the railway line from Tando Adam to Khanpur would be upgraded to enable railway traffic to pass at 140km per hour. He told the meeting that the workshops were incapable of repairing coaches, Rs32 billion had been spent signal system and the matter was raise with the NAB chairman.
Reporter: Usman Khan