By Abdul Qadir Qureshi
(Pakistan News & Features Services)
Federal Minister for Railways, Muhammad Azam Khan Swati, has sought proposals for upgradation of Marshalling Yard in Pipri (MYP) and container loading facilities at Jumma Goth during his recent visit.
“The proposals must entail best provision of facilities and be in line with the demands of our valued customers” he directed.
During the visit of Marshalling Yard in Pipri, the minister observed the process of coal loading in a freight train at a loading point there.
Pakistan Railways loads coal in multiple trains at Pipri that are destined for Yousufwala, Faisalabad, DaudKhel and Chichoki Malea. The minister was holistically apprised of official set-up, employees and the issues faced by them at Marshalling Yard.
“MYP is the ground zero of freight activities and be upgraded in a manner that can ensure expansion of freight business of Pakistan Railways” he remarked.
The minister also visited the Jumma Goth station where he issued similar directives of upgrading the container loading facilities in line with modern standards.