Pakistan Railways inaugurated the Goods in Transit to Afghanistan (GITA), a train service that transiting cargo from Pakistan’s port city of Karachi to Chaman and Kandahar with nearly 35 containers, the first-ever Afghan transit trade train departs from Karachi today.
Chairman of Pakistan Railways Habib-ur-Rehman Gillani sent off the train at the Pakistan International Container Terminal (PICT). The ceremony was also attended by Divisional Superintendent of Karachi division Nisar Memon, Pakistan Railways Freight Transportation Company CEO Zafar Ranjha and COPS Amir Ali Baloch.
The inauguration of GITA would be one of the main achievements of the current year, which has been described as ‘Freight Year’, mainly aimed at increasing the income generated by the transport of goods via freight services.
The train will transit cargo from Karachi to Chaman and Kandahar. In addition to reducing the flow of traffic on major roads and highways, the addition of this cross-border train to Pakistan’s existing freight fleet should not only increase revenue generation but should also help narrow the revenue gap and Pakistani railroad spending.
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28 March, 2020