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21 October 2017 Last updated 10 hours ago

Railways Minister inaugurates upgraded Awam Express train

Minister for Railways, Khawaja Saad Rafique Minister for Railways, Khawaja Saad Rafique

Minister for Railways, Khawaja Saad Rafique says Pakistan Railways' revenue has increased from eighteen billion in 2013 to forty billion rupees by June 2017.

Talking to media persons after inauguration of upgraded Awam Express in Rawalpindi on Tuesday, he said Pakistan Railways spent one-hundred million rupees on upgradation of the new rack of the train from its own resources.

He said out of four racks of Awam Express, two have been upgraded while up-gradation of the remaining two will be completed by end of October.

Saad Rafique said Allama Iqbal Express, Khyber Mail, Akbar Bugti Express and Bahauddin Zakaria Express will also be up-graded soon.

He said the Pakistan Railways has freed some of its land which was illegally captured. He said construction and renovation of railway stations is in process.