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Minister links resumption of train operations with end to lockdown

Pakistan Railways announce 40 trains

Minister links resumption of train operations with end to lockdown.

Federal Minister for Railways Sheikh Rashid Ahmad said government is implementing the policy of continued lockdown amid the coronavirus pandemic.

He said this while addressing a press conference in Lahore on Saturday.

Minister links resumption of train operations

He said decision of resumption of train operation will be taken on 10th of next month.

Sheikh further said if the lockdown is lifted earlier, the trains will be started within twenty four hours.

Railways Minister said fifteen trains have been reserved for booking fifty percent passengers.

Sheikh Rashid Ahmad said disinfection gates are being manufactured in railways workshop by railways engineers.

He said 300-bed quarantine train hospital has reached Chaman and thermal gates have been shipped there.

Earlier, National Coordination Committee on Coronavirus has decided to extend prevailing partial lockdown in the country.

Minister for Planning and Development Asad Umar said this, while briefing media persons in this regard.

He further said current partial lockdown in country extended till May 09.

He said the government is working on increasing number of testing laboratories and isolation wards to effectively contain the Coronavirus.

The meeting also decided no load-shedding during Sehar and Aftar in holy month of Ramazan.

Asad Umar said Pakistan Army is supporting the civil administration in its endeavors to combat the Coronavirus.

He terming the Ehsaas Cash Emergency Programme as historic.

The Planning Minister said the government has so far distributed Rs69 billion to 5700 families across the country.

He urged the citizens to adopt precautionary measures and maintain proper social distancing during Ramazan.

GTV

 

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