ISLAMABAD: At least one person died while five other passengers were injured as three bogies of Shalimar Express derailed near Faisalabad on Monday.
Rescue teams reached the area, while the railways staff restored the railway traffic on the track in an hour.
Shalimar Express and Millat Express arriving from nearby stations were stopped as the railway traffic was suspended because of the incident.
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Last week, Federal Minister for Railways Sheikh Rashid told media the federal government is launching 20 new trains and three tourist trains in the country by next year, while it is also planning to start two VIP trains between the major cities.
“We would include passenger trains and trade trains between the various economically vibrant cities, which would boost economic activities across the country,” he said.
Earlier this month, a Senate body was informed that due to poor security situation track inspection in Balochistan could not be carried out during the last 15 years.
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