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  • SOPs for recruitment of metro bus drivers being prepared

    RAWALPINDI: Two years after launching the metro bus service between Rawalpindi and Islamabad, the provincial government has started preparing standard operating procedures (SOPs) to hire drivers and impart training to them and to ensure contractors carrying out repair work on the elevated track took precautionary measures to avoid any accident...

    84 billion but the death of a female medical student on the track on April 29, 2017,...

  • Lebanon plans to get back on track with a rail revolution

    Lebanon as a rail powerhouse for the rebuilding of post-war Syria, high-speed double-track trains running in tunnels through the Lebanese mountains above Beirut, sidings for the building-blocks of Syria’s new cities in the Bekaa Valley – do not think here, dear reader, of the Roman temples of Baalbek – and a link up with the great railways that will run from the Gulf to Europe via the new Iraq and the new Syria...

    Why not an electric...

  • Rail workers seek 50pc pay raise

    LAHORE: Pakistan Railways Employees (PREM) Union has urged the prime minister and the federal finance minister to increase by 50 per cent the salary of the rail workers in the forthcoming budget...

    “Funds should also be allocated on emergent basis to upgrade all health facilities of the Pakistan Railways (PR) and to ensure provision of free medicines there for rail workers,” union’s senior vice-president Sheikh Muhammad Anwar told...

  • German rail strike worsens amid calls for arbitration

    5m passengers using Deutsche Bahn each day had to find alternative transport and normally bustling rail stations from the Black Forest to the Baltic seashore were oddly empty on Tuesday...

    Around 620,000 tons of freight normally transported each day — about a fifth of Germany’s freight moves by rail — also put growing pressure on companies that rely on the extensive and normally efficient rail network to fill their order books...

  • ‘Terrorist fails to blow up’ rail workshop

    LAHORE: A bomb dropped by unknown suspect(s) on Saturday to target a Pakistan Railway workshop near Garhi Shahu did not explode luckily...

    Approximately 5-kg explosive material was planted in a water cooler and the suspect threw it from the Garhi Shahu overhead bridge
  • 20pc off on rail fares during Ramazan

    ISLAMABAD: Commu­ters opting to travel in all classes of trains would get concession of up to 20 per cent in fares during the first 20 days of the holy month of Ramazan, said Railways Minister Khawaja Saad Rafique on Wednesday...

    Speaking to journalists here, he said the revenue target of Pakistan Railways (PR) had been fixed at Rs53 billion for the fiscal year 2017-18, adding that the revenue, which was Rs18bn four years ago, had now...
  • PML-N leaders rail against JIT following SC hearing

    ISLAMABAD: Following the second fortnightly Supreme Court hearing of the joint investigation team (JIT) probing the Panama Papers case on Wednesday, Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leaders beat their political rivals to the coveted media dais and lambasted the JIT and the justice system for being partial to Imran Khan and his Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI)...

    Raising the issue of a leaked photograph showing Prime Minister Nawaz...
  • Passengers ‘denied boarding’ for president’s rail ride

    LAHORE: A number of passengers could not board the Rawalpindi-bound Subakkharam Express (Rail Car) at the Lahore railway station on Thursday after the authorities allegedly detached a couple of coaches in a bid to facilitate President Mamnoon Hussain and his family travelling by a saloon and their security escort ...

  • Spike in airfares drives rail ticket sales up

    “This is usually lean season for rail travellers, but the situation which developed after the PIA employees went on strike forced passengers to shift to this mode of travel,” said Pakistan Railways Divisional Superintendent Abdul Malik told Dawn...

    Published in Dawn, February 8th, 2016...

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