India, Pakistan to improve rail links

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Islamabad, Oct 15 (UNI) Indian and Pakistani railway authorities discussed ways to improve rail links between the two countries to facilitate their people travelling across the border, officials said today.

A decision to the effect was taken yesterday during a meeting between railway delegations of the two countries at Wagah border, officials said.

The Indian delegation was led by Ferozepur Divisional Rail Manager Sateesh Kumar, while Lahore Railways Divisional Superintendent Mubeenuddin led the Pakistani delegation during the meeting.

Operational, commercial and mechanical issues related to train traffic across the border were discussed.

Talking to reporters on his arrival at Wagah, Mr Kumar said his country was determined to making all-out efforts to improve rail links with Pakistan.

''We want to make railway journey with Pakistan more comfortable and find out solutions to all technical and other issues in consultation with Pakistani officials,'' he said.

Mr Kumar said complaints regarding train carriages, locomotives and movement of goods and passengers would be removed.

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