ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Railways is all set to introduce another 10 new passenger trains by the end of this year to facilitate travelers in various parts of the country besides bringing revenue to the department.
The decision was taken on the directives of Minister for Railways Sheikh Rashid Ahmed under the new government’s 100-days plan, an official in the Ministry of Railways told APP.
He said the Pakistan Railways had already inaugurated operations of three passenger trains including Mianwali Railcar, Rawalpindi Express and Faisalabad non-stop trains last month.
“Three more trains including Mohenjodaro Express, Rohi Express in Sindh and a train for low income people from Karachi to Peshawar will also be launched soon,” he said.
The official said Mohnjodaro Express and Rohi Express trains are likely to hit the track by October 16, adding that Pakistan Railways was also planning to increase the number of freight trains from 10 to 15.
He said the minister had ordered all the reservation offices across the country to remain open till midnight (12:00 a.m.) to facilitate the passengers.
In the next phase, the reservation offices would remain open round the clock.—APP