ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Railways is all set to introduce three new passenger trains on November 23, to facilitate the travelers in various parts of the country besides bringing revenue to the department.
The trains to be launched included Sindh Express (Karachi-Sukkar), Shah Abdul Latif Bhittai Express (Karachi- Mirpur Khas) and Lahore-Faisalabad Non Stop (Lahore-Faisalabad-Multan), an official in the Ministry of Railways told APP.
He said Prime Minister Imran Khan is likely to inaugurate the trains and the decision was taken on the directives of Minister for Railways Sheikh Rashid Ahmed under present government’s 100-days plan.
Railways had already launched the operations of six new passenger trains including Mianwali Railcar, Rawalpindi Express, Faisalabad Non Stop, Mohenjodaro Express, Rohi Express and Dhabeji Express, he added.
Regarding the Rehman Baba Express train for low income people from Karachi to Peshawar, the official said the train will also be launched by December end this year.
He said two racks of Rehman Baba Express has been ready and left racks will be completed soon as the railway workers are working day and nights to complete it.
Regarding the response about new passenger trains, the official said new trains are receiving good response and around average 600 passengers are travelling in these trains.
To a question, he said Railways has increased freight train from 8 to 10 and two more trains would be added in the system, one in December and the other by January end.
In this regard, minister for Railways had already established a task force on freight trains to improve its business which is working vigorously to enhance number of food trains to overcome the deficit of the organization.