Railway track between Lahore, Quetta and Karachi ‘unfit’ for use

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The railways officials declared the tracks between Lahore, Quetta and Karachi as ‘unfit’ for use on Wednesday after assessing the damage caused to the track and signal systems following the floods.

The decision to operate trains between the three cities has been delayed once again. Subsequent to that, the process of booking and reserving train tickets online was brought to a halt, while a notification was also issued to all the commercial officers to pause bookings of all seven divisions.

As per officials, passenger and freight trains will begin operations only after the railway tracks and bridges have been declared fit.

The train operations have been completely suspended for close to a month owing to the devastating country-wide floods. The inspection process for railway tracks, signal systems and bridges is currently underway

. Additional General Manager Railway Infrastructure Arshad Salam Khattak has said that it will only be possible to resume operations after the inspection team has submitted a report stating the situation to be satisfactory.

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