Kohat Express will be inaugurated by Kh. Saad Rafique, Federal Minister for Railways

Islamabad, January 23, 2018 (PPI-OT):Kh. Saad Rafique will inaugurate upgraded Kohat Express, amid Rawalpindi and Kohat, on 24 January 2018 (Wednesday) at Kohat Railway Station. It was suspended in July 2013 and now it is being rebooted. It is a gift for people of KPK. It will provide systematize, economical and safe travel for people of KPK. This train will connect residents of Kohat to other regions of the country via Rawalpindi and Islamabad. This improved rail car has 7 coaches while the old rail car had 5 coaches. Almost Rs. 35 crore have been spent for resuming of rail car and up gradation of entire system.

Kohat Cantt Railway Station, Tarnol, Bosal and Jand railway stations have also been upgraded. Moreover, Pakistan Railways has upgraded its signalling system at Fateh Jang, Gugan, Faqeer Hussain Shaheed and Babri Panda with the cost of Rs.1 crore and 90 lacs. For secure travel through Kohat Express, 5 unmanned level crossings have been manned between Kohat and Jand with the estimated cost of Rs.4 crore and 12 lacs. A side drain between Kohat and Jand has also been walled with the estimated cost of Rs. 2 crore and 70 lacs. The bridges, on the way, have also been made innocuous.

On directions from Kh .Saad Rafique, the fare will be Rs.160. Apart from rehabilitation of Kohat Express, Pakistan Railways has also rehabilitated 44 rakes of important trains. Pakistan Railways has upgraded Karakoram Express, Green Line, Khushal Khan Khattak Express, Hazara Express, Musa Pak, Fareed Express, Pakistan Express and Allama Iqbal Express .Pakistan Railways has also prepared schedule for putting the 10 upgraded rakes of Mehran Express ,Khyber Mail, Baha ud Din Zakriya and Akbar Bugti Express on System .Right now these upgraded rakes are in railways workshops. These upgraded trains will help in building trust of public on Pakistan Railways.

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