ISLAMABAD, Pakistan: Pakistan Railways directed the authorities concerned to ensure construction of 180 new flats for employees till June 2017.
Under the project, flats would be constructed in several cities including the provincial capitals to provide housing facilities to the employees, an official in the Ministry of Railways told the state-run news agency.
The official said the flats would be of class III and class IV that to be constructed in Lahore, Narowal and Karachi with estimated cost of Rs 640 million.
The flats were being constructed by railway’s subsidiary organization Railcop and a private company which won bid for the lowest rate in an open tender, the official added.
In Lahore, he said the flats were being constructed at Stadium Road in Ghari Shahu, Yard Area in Narowal and I.I. Chundrigar Road in Karachi.
Giving details of the flats, the official said that in Narowal, 12 flats of class III and 24 of class IV were being constructed.
The official said that in Lahore, 48 flats of class III and IV were being constructed, while in Karachi 16 class III and 32 class IV flats would be constructed.