Published On: Tue, Jan 19th, 2021
Published in Category: Islamabad

Steps being taken to increase freight income: Azam Swati

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ISLAMABAD : Railways Minister Senator Muhammad Azam Khan Swati says steps will be taken to increase freight income from the existing nineteen billion rupees to thirty-six billion rupees in next six months.

Addressing a news conference in Islamabad on Monday, Azam Swati said the assets of Railways will not be sold out. Rather, he said, the illegally occupied lands of Railways will be retrieved.

The Minister said measures will be taken to ensure safety and avoid rail accidents. He said signal system will be improved and the issue of unmanned railway crossings will also be addressed.

Azam Swati said he has given directions to make railway stations hub of economic activities in the area.

He said welfare of the Railways’ employees is a priority for him.