ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Railways has initiated a comprehensive upgrade of 5 major railway stations nationwide, aimed at modernizing facilities to enhance passenger convenience and boost revenue generation for the department.
An official from the Ministry of Railways stated, “The purpose of upgrading these railway stations is to transform them into commercial hubs for various business activities while ensuring a seamless experience for passengers.”
The selected railway stations for upgrade include Karachi, Lahore, Faisalabad, Peshawar, and Quetta.
According to sources, the Pakistan Railways is taking proactive measures to enhance its overall performance and provide maximum facilities to the public.
Over the past three years, the government has allocated Rs. 50 million to the Public Sector Development Programme (PSDP) for the renovation and upgrading of railway stations nationwide.
The Central Development Working Party (CDWP) has already approved the renovation of these railway stations, and Pakistan Railways has completed the upgrade of six railway stations in different regions.
As per the details, these include Bahawalpur, Raiwind, Narowal, Okara, Sahiwal, and Gujranwala.
The primary objective of the modernization efforts is to improve passenger amenities, revamp the appearance, and bring railway stations in line with modern standards.
The upgrades include improvements to passenger waiting halls, prayer areas, operational offices, water filtration plants, restrooms, passenger shelters, platforms, ticket counters, parking facilities, and external development work.