The scope of up-gradation will cover all allied amenities for the convenience of passengers
Pakistan Railways would upgrade waiting halls at 16 major stations by installing air-conditioners, internet kiosks, televisions and other facilities, said an official of the Ministry of Railways.
“In addition, air-conditioned waiting rooms for ladies and gents have been constructed at the Lahore Railway Station,” he added.
“No sub-standard food or other items are being sold,” the official said, responding to a question. “Pakistan Railways has introduced a new catering policy whereby the sale of sub-standard food and other items has been completely eliminated.”
He said a system of checking has also been put in place to ensure quality and prices of eatables being sold at the railway stations.
The selected 16 stations to be upgraded include Karachi City, Karachi Cantonment, Hyderabad, Sukkur, Bahawalpur, Sahiwal, Okara, Raiwind, Lahore, Gujranwala, Rawalpindi, Hassanabdal, Nankana Sahib, Narowal, Peshawar and Quetta.
“The scope of up-gradation will cover all allied amenities for the convenience of passengers,” added the official.
Published in The Express Tribune, October 28th, 2015.
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