Islamabad: Pakistan Railways (PR) on Thursday publicized details on railway stations upgraded during the last four years, a news source reported. The information shared reveals the upgradation of six stations at a total cost of PKR 146.36 million.
Specifying details, a Ministry of Railways official revealed that PR had upgraded the stations situated at Raiwind, Bahawalpur, Okara, Narowal, Gujranwala, and Sahiwal; adding that the upgradation work of five more stations (Peshawar Cantonment, Hassan Abdal, Karachi Cantonment, Nankana Sahib, and Lahore) was currently underway.
The official highlighted that this effort was aimed at modernising the railway stations and facilitating passengers. He added that the department had upgraded operation offices, passenger waiting halls, passenger shelters, platforms, station prayer area, water filtration plants, ticket counters, parking areas, and toilet facilities; along with carrying out external developmental work.
Further, the official revealed that PR plans to reconstruct 11 bridges and repair 55 more across the country for streamlining train operations and ensuring passenger safety. He said that it would reconstruct six bridges in Multan, two in Lahore, and three in the Sukkur Division. Regarding repair works, he said that the department would work on 11 bridges in Sukkur, 34 in Karachi, five in Rawalpindi, two in Multan, one in Quetta, and two in Peshawar.