Pakistan Railways has achieved another milestone of its history by launching Live Tracking System known as Pak Rail Live that would help railways passengers in getting live updates of trains. The new system was inaugurated by Prime Minister Imran Khan at a ceremony held in Lahore along with launching another train route.
PM Khan applauded the efforts being put in by Sheikh Rashid – federal minister for railways for revival of the department and appreciated the team behind Live Tracking System. He said that the tracking system was aimed to help railways passengers, adding that the railway was the commute of a common man.
Imran Khan further asked the minister to go forward and probe into the corruption and theft cases in railways to National Accountability Bureau (NAB). On the occasion, he once again highlighted the importance of his austerity drive in economic stability. He said:
“I have asked all ministers to bring down expenditure.”
Prime Minister also inaugurated the Thal Express that would run from Rawalpindi to Multan through Muzzafargarh, Layyah, Bhakkar, Kundian and Mianwali. The train will reduce the distance between Multan and Rawalpindi by 3 hours.
Pak Rail Live
Soon after taking charge as the railways minister, Shiekh Rasheed had announced a number of promises including the upgradation of train coaches, launching of Wi-Fi service and tracking system for trains. He has really worked hard in fulfilling these promises in just five months’ time span of the present government.
The Live Tracking system has become functional from today that will facilitate the railways commuters in tracking the current location of trains and their arrival to a station with the help of smartphones. A mobile tracker application will be launched soon that would enable users to track both passenger and freight trains.
Pakistan Railways has rolled out Pak Rail Live, an app that enables train users in tracking the exact location of trains across the whole network.