News sources said on January 3 that the federal government will give PKR 14 billion to Pakistan Railways (PR) to fix its infrastructure, which was severely damaged by the heavy rains and floods in Baluchistan.
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As stated in the PC-I, the money will only be used to fix the damaged rail infrastructure in the province. This includes a new 100-kilometer track between Ahmedwal and Dalbadin on the Quetta-Taftan section, the repair of the track between Nokundi Kohi and Taftan on the Quetta-Taftan section, and the 160.024-kilometer track between Bostan and Chaman on the Quetta-Chaman section. The Ministry of Railway said that these projects will not only make it easier to get from Balochistan to other provinces, but they will also give people in the area new job opportunities.
It’s important to point out that In August, Pakistan Railways stopped running trains in several places, mostly in Baluchistan and Sindh, where the tracks were washed away by flash floods. But after a few days of rebuilding the damaged track, the department was able to get back to work.