LAHORE: A double railway track from Lodhran to Raiwind was jointly inaugurated by Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif and Minister for Railways Khawaja Saad Rafique in Lahore today.
Now the main line double railway track has been completed from Karachi to Lahore.
The project was started in 2003 and completed in three phases.
The present government completed the track on priority basis.
The track will help reduce seven hours time of freight trains as well.
Addressing the inaugural ceremony, Railways Minister Khawaja Saad Rafique said transparency and merit is being ensured in Pakistan Railways.
He said there is no interference in the working of Pakistan Railways and deficit is being lowered by three billion rupees annually.
Khawaja Saad Rafique said railways labour benefit package will be announced soon.
Speaking on the occasion, Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif said various sectors including Pakistan Railways have shown considerable improvement during the tenure of the incumbent government.
He said the government is focusing on projects related to infrastructure and energy.
He said Punjab government has paid a total of 55 billion rupees from its share to other provinces, under the NFC Award to accelerate development activities there.