Islamabad: The Pakistan Railways (PR) administration is planning to contact the services of the private sector to help restructure the railways sector, according to a news source. It revealed these plans to Prime Minister (PM) Imran Khan during a meeting held on Thursday.
The meeting reviewed the restructuring process and its members were told that private companies would be operating 15 passenger trains. A representative also told the PM that they had identified 25 projects which could be undertaken in collaboration with the private sector under the Public Sector Development Programme (PSDP). The aim of this collaboration is to increase the revenue of PR.
Speaking at the occasion, the PM said that making PR a profitable entity is a high priority for the government. He also talked about the ML-1 as an important part of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) and urged the authorities to consider CPEC, passenger convenience, affordability, and modern technology in the restructure process.