KARACHI: Pakistan Railways has announced to reduce ticket charges by 10 percent for all AC Business and 5 percent across all AC Standard classes.
The concession in tickets for both the AC Standard class and AC Business class shall effect from Sept 21, said the department in a statement issued on Saturday.
Furthermore, the department announced the restoration of dining restaurant cars across all the express trains from Sept 14.
It said the dining restaurant cars were restricted earlier in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. However, now the passengers can get breakfast, lunch and tea among other edibles from their express trains.
According to the statement, Pakistan Railways has decided to launch two new railway trajectories from Lahore, each to Narowal and to Sahiwal destinations.
The train from Lahore, called Faiz Ahmed Faiz, shall embark on its journey to Narowal at 06:30 PM to conclude its journey at 08:55. The return will take place from Narowal at 05:30 AM to arrive at Lahore by 07:50 AM.
Lasani Express shall depart from Sahiwal at 06:00 AM and will reach Lahore by 09:55 AM, according to the department.
Another train, Lasani Express, will be from Lahore en route to Sahiwal which will be scheduled to leave Lahore 03:45 PM and to arrive at the destination by 07:45 PM.
“The purpose of operating passenger trains between these destinations is to expedite the travel for the labour class”, the department said.