Federal Railways Minister Sheikh Rasheed has announced that his ministry is going to launch two new trains on September 15.
“We will give all the trains a modern look,” the minister said on Saturday. “We will reduce the expenses of railways by 15%.”
All the out of order coaches are to be auctioned, Rasheed announced.
“I have issued instructions for the upgrade of Railways employees and incompetent officials will no longer be tolerated,” he added, adding that he has already suspended three officials.
He said that rail plazas will be built on Railways land. “We have land for the construction of five five-star hotels,” the minister said.
The minister said that he was ready to give the tracks on rent and would also present 14,000 bridges for the purpose of marketing.