Mir Salam Jogezai:
QUETTA: Train service was restored from Balochistan to other parts of the country after a period of three months. Through shuttle service, 170 passengers were shifted to Mach from Quetta because of the collapse of the historic Hirak bridge in the Bolan mountains. Senior officers of the Pakistan Railways were also present on the occasion.
The passengers moved from Mach Railway Station Balochistan to Peshawar on Jaffar Express. Train service remained suspended between Balochistan and the rest of the country because floods severely damaged railway tracks across the province.
— Quetta Voice (@VoiceQuetta) November 20, 2022
The federal government had issued directives to restore the train service between Balochistan and other parts of the country.
Pakistan Railway sources said the collapsed Hirak bridge would be reconstructed by January 2023 and then the service would be completely functional. English rulers had built the ancient bridge in the early 1880s to cross the Bolan mountains and reach the Afghan border to counter then-powerful Russia.