Chakwal Railway Station – Pakrailway

Chakwal Railway Station is located in Chakwal District of Punjab. Chakwal Railway Station is an Abandoned Railway Station i.e. this station has been closed. This railway station was established during the British era and many rooms were constructed at that time. There is station master office, ticket ghar, parcel godam and one passenger room (Musafir Khana) ,these are now they are deserted. Chakwal is also called the city of Ghazis because 90 Percent old and young have served in the army and are currently serving. Chakwal is a district and a tehsil. The recorded history of Chakwal spans thousands of years. It was declared the tehsil headquarters in 1881 during the British era   and finally in 1985 it was given the status of a district. Chakwal is located in the Potohar Plateau and is also known as the Soon Valley, meaning the home of civilization. Chakwal is the site of the famous meeting of Alexander the Great with Raja Ambhi. Consists of five tehsils.

In 1993, the government shut down the 75-km long railway service as unprofitable, and in 1997, its tracks were demolished. According to a report, the scrap of this Railway line was sold at the rate of one and a half rupees per kg to Atafaq Foundry, but this allegation could not be verified by any impartial source. After the closure of the track, most of the Railway Stations and adjacent lands the mafia has closed its claws.

In Chakwal and Dhadial, the valuable Railway land worth billions of rupees is occupied by private and government institutions. Besides, the Railway Station buildings of Chakwal and Bhoun on the same line are also in a dilapidated condition.

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In a function in 2007, the District Nazim appealed to Pervez Musharraf to restore the railway track from Mandira to Bhoun, on which the then Minister of Railways visited Chakwal on June 26, 2007, on the instructions of the former President and visited the railway ground. In the public meeting held at the meeting, he announced the re-laying of the railway line and on the same occasion, he also unveiled a plaque for the rehabilitation of the railway station track and said that 6 modern railway stations will be built on this route, but unfortunately the promises have not been fulfilled.

And the claims have not yet been fulfilled and the plaque at the station was torn down by unknown persons after this, the station land was sold, in which the Supreme Court decided the case in 2009 and issued an order not to acquire the government land and lay a new line. The line was visited but its restoration was not possible till date.

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