Pakistan Railways’ gross earning revenue grew by 10.3% and amounted to Rs 34.0661 billion during the fiscal year 2019 (July-February). It stood at Rs 30.891 billion during the same period last year according to the Economic Survey 2018-19.
Pakistan Railway is the single biggest mode of transport in the public sector contributing to economic growth and providing national integration. Pakistan Railways comprises of 470 locomotives including 458 Diesel Engines and 12 Steam Engines in a network that spreads 7,791 kilometers.
During the period, the number of passengers using the railways increased from 35.9 million to 39.9 million year-on-year, posting a growth of 11.0%.
Likewise passenger traffic km (million), freight carried tones (million), and freight tons km (million) grew by 11.9%, 2.9%, and 7.8%, respectively.
The Federal Minister for Railways, Sheikh Rasheed Ahmed had promised expansion after taking oath as the minister and the growth shows he’s kept his promise.