Between 9 March to 8 May Pakistan Railways has decided to slash train fares by 25 percent. Pakistan Railways decreased the fees for 21 express trains according to the notification issued.
Nevertheless, this facility can only be available to passengers wishing to travel in the AC business or AC regular class when reserving tickets in advance.
Sheik Rasheed, Railway Minister of PTI, said during a press conference that Pakistan Railways is undergoing the transformation of the PTI government. The recent move reflects the dream of the government.
Railways Minister added that the losses of the organization are declining and the day when the department reclaims its lost glory isn’t far. Pakistan Railways will turn into a profit-making institute by the end of the tenure of the incumbent government, Sheikh added.
Moreover, the Chinese government will renovate 75% of the outdated coaches of Pakistan Railways.
Sheikh Rasheed expressed sorrow over the tragic accident between a passenger bus and Pakistan Express train that occurred near Rohri on 29th February.
The driver of the Khushab bound bus was trying to cross railway tracks but failed to do it in time and the train rammed into it. 19 bus passengers were killed in the incident.