Rasheed for private sector investment in railway’s upgradation

ISLAMABAD: Minister for Railways Sheikh Rasheed Ahmed has said that the government is encouraging the private sector to invest and participate in Railways infrastructure development.

Talking to a private news channel, he said the government wants to bring private partners and builders for renovation and upgradation of railway stations.

Sheikh Rasheed said the present government has announced a ‘track access policy’ under which private companies will be able to run their trains on Pakistan Railways’ tracks after paying for it. He said under the open track policy, Pakistan Railways would also provide 10 more freight trains to the private sector.

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