Pakistan Railways launches its longest freight train

Stretching over 2,500 feet and comprising 50 coaches, train leaves Karachi for Kotri.

LAHORE: Pakistan Railways has launched its longest ever freight train stretching over 2,500 feet and comprising 50 coaches.

The locomotive left Karachi carrying 3,000 tonnes of cargo for the Kotri station in Sindh.

According to a statement issued by the railways, the launch of the train will not only reduce load on road traffic but will also contribute to environmental preservation by minimizing pollution.

Pakistan Railways (PR) in the first eight months of the financial year 2023-24 saw its revenue jumping to Rs50 billion.

According to Pakistan Railways chief, the progress was a result of the efforts and commitment of the railway workers. 

“Around 46 passenger coaches have been procured up till now while the remaining 184 would be manufactured in the country and the coaches would be able to travel at the speed of 160km/h,” said an official in the Ministry of Railways.

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