The Okara railway station has been completely upgraded in a bid to improve as many as eleven railway stations in the country by Pakistan Railways.
The once sub-standard station which barely had any facilities now boast a modern structure that has several new facilities to cater to the needs of passengers.
The original Okara station was built in 1928 during the British Era. To make way for the upgraded station, the entire structure was dismantled.
The new Okara station now has a waiting room for 120 passengers on its main floor with new washrooms, two water filter plants and a prayer area for the passengers along with offices of Pakistan Railways. Check the before and after images of the station.
Here’s how the station looked like before the upgrade.
The much needed new building was completed with the help of National Logistic Cell and the cooperation of Nespak.
With the station completed, Pakistan Railways is now being requested to open the western level crossing which was shut down around 20 months ago and has caused significant problems for the public.
In the past year, Pakistan Railways is focusing on improving its services and reviving discontinued trains in the country. It recently inaugurated the Mehran express from Karachi to Mirpur Khas.