Pakistan Railways has restored more passenger trains after repair and maintenance of railway tracks which were badly affected by heavy rains and subsequent floods. “The decision was taken on the direction of Minister for Railways Khawaja Saad Rafique to facilitate the passengers who were suffering a lot due to non-availability of trains,” an official told APP on Sunday. He said that the repair and maintenance work of the tracks could not be fully completed but the teams were working day and nights to restore the damage tracks. Before restoration of passenger trains on any track, he informed that a trial run of an inspection train was managed to check maintenance and repair work of the track. He said that the minister had directed the authorities concerned to complete technical work and carry out fumigation in passenger coaches as soon as possible. “Before resuming the train operation, he said that the technical maintenance of the passenger bogies and those in the workshops would also be repaired and made part of the operation,” he added. The official said that the Ministry had also given a go-ahead for resumption of the operation of Tezgam Express (Karachi to Rawalpindi) from Nov 1 and Hazara Express (Karachi to Havelian) from Nov 10.