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Swati inspects Lahore to Sahiwal railway section

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LAHORE: Federal Minister for Railways Azam Khan Swati along Divisional Superintendent Lahore Nasir Khalili inspecting the Lahore to Sahiwal section of the railway track, here Wednesday.

LAHORE: Federal Minister for Railways Azam Khan Swati along with Divisional Superintendent Lahore inspected the window trailing of Lahore to Sahiwal section. The Railways Minister said, we are paying more attention to the freight business and we will go to the utmost to increase the freight business of the railways. Our aim is to get the railways out of loss. He said, Prem Nagar will run the dry port as a business point and will also increase its capacity. The Federal Minister for Railways said that no train originates from Okara and Raiwind stations, then why huge resources have been wasted on such big buildings. Federal Minister for Railways Muhammad Azam Khan Swati said this during a window trailing inspection of Lahore to Sahiwal section. Divisional Superintendent Lahore Muhammad Nasir Khalili and other officers also accompanied Federal Railways on the occasion of window trailing inspection. The Federal Minister for Railways inspected Kot Lakhpat, Raiwind, Prem Nagar and Okara railway stations in detail. The fitness, alignment, gauge and other infrastructure of the railway track were also inspected during the window trailing inspection. The facilities available to the passengers on the section were also reviewed. The Divisional Superintendent Lahore briefed the Federal Minister for Railways on the performance of the section and the station and the possibilities to increase the revenue. The Federal Minister for Railways further said that an inquiry would be held against those who had caused damage to the railways and insha-Allah railways would be made a profitable entity by operating the passenger trains under private partnership.