Trains operations to Chaman, Mohenjo Daro resume from tomorrow
KARACHI: Pakistan Railways has decided to resume Mohenjo Daro and Chaman passenger train operations from tomorrow after a seven-month halt due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
According to a circular issued by railway officials, the route of the passenger train has been modified; it will now travel between Kotri and Rohri (Sukkur) via Dadu.
Before the suspension of the train operations, it was travelling on the Karachi-Rohri route. The train will depart from Kotri at 7:00 am and from Rohri at 6:00 pm.
The Mohenjo Daro passenger train will largely benefit people commuting within interior Sindh.
Meanwhile, the railways also announced the resumption of the Chaman passenger train from tomorrow (Tuesday). Railway officials had released its schedule to inform the travelers on Wednesday last. The passenger train will leave from Chaman and Quetta at 8:30 am and return to its destination from the provincial capital at 2:00 pm.
Earlier, Pakistan Railways had announced to resume operations of Mianwali Express train and Mari Indus train.
On September 12, Pakistan Railways had 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.
Furthermore, the department had 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.