Pakistan Railways special trains on Eidul Azha

Pakistan Railways special trains on Eidul Azha

ISLAMABAD (APP): Railways will run `special trains' on Eidul Azha across the country and a meeting will be held during next week to finalize the schedule in this matter.

Final decision will be taken on the directive of Minister for Railways Khawaja Saad Rafique, an official in the Ministry of Railways told APP.

He said the aim of special trains was to provide maximum facilities to the passengers of far away areas so that they can celebrate Islamic festival with their beloved ones.

"This year, we are planning to run more trains on Eidul Azha for which a comprehensive advertisement campaign will be launched to inform passengers."

To a question about the concession of railways fare, he said that decision will also be taken in this regard during this meeting.

Last year, he said, Pakistan Railways had run four special Eid trains to accommodate maximum number of passengers, who belonged to far flung areas and wanted to celebrate Eid with their near and dear ones.

He said the trains were likely to run from Rawalpindi, Karachi, Lahore, Quetta and Peshawar, adding that this move would also enable railways to generate extra income.

Pakistan Railways, he said, had taken several steps to facilitate the passengers as railways was a safer and cheaper mode of transportation for general public.