Pakistan Railways has spent Rs 167.659 million of the Rs 352 million allotted over the last three years to ensure that passengers traveling through the Balochistan province are safe and secure.
The department spent Rs 42.430 million of the Rs 121 million the government allocated for it in 2018–19. The government gave Rs 117 million and Rs 114 million, respectively, during 2019–20 and 2020–21, of which Rs 33.593 million and Rs 91.636 million were spent.
He claims that Balochistan’s Pakistan Railways infrastructure is being kept up to date by the available resources to guarantee that travelers can do so safely and securely.
The official said, “Sibi-Quetta-Chaman, Spzand-Taftan, Sibi-Hurnai, and some portion of Jacobabad Sibi section make up the railway track in Balochistan.
Along with upgrading the waiting rooms at various station buildings, he added that a variety of upgraded facilities for the convenience of the passengers had been supplied, including toilets and drinking water.
The official also mentioned that 10 train station buildings on the Sibi-Harnai stretch had been renovated and rebuilt, in addition to 25 bridges that had been fixed and rebuilt.
In response to a query, he said that the Sama Satta-Amruka segment’s track between Sama Satta and Bahawalnagar was renovated last year under a contract awarded to the Frontier Work Origination (FWO).
He claims that the overall cost of the contract for track rehabilitation was Rs. 7735.000 million. One company entered the competition despite 16 firms purchasing the bid materials.