Flood situation suspends Pak-Iran train service

Pak-Iran train service has been suspended due to recent heavy rains and floods in different districts of Balochistan.

According to railway sources, the rain has affected the railway track at more than 20 places between Yak Mach and Nookandi.

Freight trains from Iran will be stopped at Nokandi while trains from Quetta to Iran will be stopped at Dalbandin.

The Pak-Iran train service, which has been suspended for several hours, is being rehabilitated on an emergency basis and efforts are being made to repair the track as soon as possible.

On the other hand, Railway Minister Sheikh Rasheed Ahmed said that a shuttle train will run from Quetta to Sibi on August 10 at 10 am and a shuttle train from Sibi to Quetta will run at 4 pm on August 10 to facilitate the stranded passengers.

The Federal Minister for Railways said that the floods in Balochistan have severely affected the road system, passengers between Quetta and Sibi are facing difficulties, there is a large number of passengers at Sibi railway station.

Sheikh Rasheed Ahmed said that DS Railway Sibi has been directed to take passengers to Quetta. Until the road system is improved, shuttle train will run between Quetta and Sibi.

Floods caused by rains in Bolan district of Balochistan have washed away two gas pipelines from Shikarpur to Quetta. Due to the flood situation in the province, the health department has declared an emergency in all hospitals in the province.

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