Authorities directed to take forward TCTP

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Minister for Railways Khwaja Saad Rafique has directed the authorities to take forward Thar Coal Transportation Project (TCTP) on priority basis as it was a big challenge. Presiding over a meeting at Pakistan Railways (PR) Headquarters here on Saturday, he further directed to make a uniform design policy for vending stalls of railways.

Saad Rafique expressed satisfaction over the punctuality and occupancy of passenger trains being run up to Karachi. The minister said that private sector should be taken on board to ensure cleanliness of 20 big railway stations and trains. Quetta Zahedan section should be upgraded and freight operation should be expedited, he maintained. It was worth mentioned here that Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif has earlierdirected completion of the project to connect Thar coal mines to the Railway line by March 23, 2023, for transportation of local coal to the power plants.—APP

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