Infrastructure Development: '30 railway stations being upgraded'

"Rs144.605 million had also been spent on repair, renovation and reconstruction", says Iqbal


APP February 17, 2018
"Rs144.605 million had also been spent on repair, renovation and reconstruction", says Iqbal PHOTO: EXPRESS

ISLAMABAD: Minister of State for Maritime Affairs Jaffer Iqbal told the National Assembly on Friday that 30 railway stations are being upgraded at an estimated cost of Rs2.97 billion. Responding to a question posed by Shazia Sobia, Iqbal said Rs144.605 million had also been spent on repair, renovation and reconstruction of various railway stations from Jan 1, 2012 to Dec 12, 2014. He said the rehabilitation of tracks, bridges and stations on Sibi -Khost section is in progress which includes rehabilitation of eight stations on this section with an estimated cost of Rs238 million, out of which Rs155 million has been incurred so far. Parliamentary Secretary for Cabinet Division Raja Javed Ikhlas told the house that tw nuclear power plants of 2,400 megawatts are near completion.  

Published in The Express Tribune, February 17th, 2018.

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