Responding to the increase in cross-border trade, the railway authorities in India and Pakistan have decided to increase the frequency of the goods train between Attari and Lahore to thrice a day.
This far the rake was rolled across the border once or twice a day.
A 10-member delegation of Pakistan railway officials, headed by DRM, Lahore, Ejaz Awaan Darshani had come for a meeting at Attari on Wednesday. DRM V. Chaube of the Indian Railways was the host.
The issues discussed included starting of the Samjhauta Express on time from Lahore and upgrading the facilities for handling goods.
It was also decided that the goods trains would run during daytime, so that better vigil could be maintained.
Among the commodities imported in large quantities by train from Pakistan are cement, rock salt and soda.