The Senate Standing Committee on Railways on Thursday extensively reviewed the public petition regarding the issues of passenger and freight trains from Quetta.
The meeting was chaired by Senator Muhammad Qasim. The vice president of chamber of commerce Balochistan gave the body a breakdown of the details pertaining to the petition while the secretary railways assured the body that steps were being taken for the improvement of passenger and freight trains.
The secretary railways told the committee that another train would soon start from Quetta and that 230 new coaches were being procured in order to resolve the issues. There were 16 years old decrepit coaches which have completed their lives and 50 per cent of them have deteriorated, he added.
He said that the present government was paying special attention to the ministry of railways and issues confronting it are being dealt with competently.