In celebration of 70th Independence day, Azadi train is set to leave Islamabad on August 12 all the way to Karachi.
A representative from Ministry of Railways visited carriage factory to watch the final preparations of the train.
In order to prepare the train with cultural symbolism, more than hundred people worked on the models covering cultural heritage of Pakistan. The representative from Railways also visited Margalla station to review the preparation for the inauguration of “Azadi Train”.
Pakistan Railway Police has also revised a security plan for Azadi Train with the help of law enforcement agencies including Rangers, FC.
Moreover, Pakistan National Council of Arts (PNCA) will arrange 36 folk artists including musicians, puppeteers and singers to travel along with Azaadi train, the program will be funded by IB&NH.
The artists will perform on all major stations between Islamabad and Karachi including Rawalpindi, Peshawar, Lahore, Multan, Sukkur, Quetta and Karachi.
The train will stop at major stations to provide people with an opportunity to see the historical and cultural models and art galleries on the train while listening to the folk music by performers. The train is equipped with five art galleries depicting national heroes, martyrs, struggle during independence and occupied Kashmir along with other cultural elements from all provinces.
Azadi train will start its journey from Margalla station Islamabad on Aug 12 and scheduled to reach Karachi on 25th of August. The long journey will hopefully mesmerize the audience.