Pakistan Railways outsources Fareed Express

Pakistan Railways outsources Fareed Express

KARACHI (APP): The Pakistan Railways has outsourced Fareed Express to the private sector.

This was stated by the Divisional Superintendent of Pakistan Railways, Karachi Division, Nisar Ahmed Memon.

He inaugurated the renovated Freed Express at the Karachi Railway Station on Sunday evening.

Divisional Commercial Officer (DCO) Nasir Naseer and businessmen Mirza Ikhtiar Baig and Mirza Ishtiaq Baig were also present on the occasion.

The train, with a capacity of 1,000 passengers with 12 AC standard and 14 economy coaches will run between Karachi and Lahore at seven p.m. daily covering the destination in 24 hours' time.

Memon said that the train has been upgraded keeping in view convenience of passengers. It will have wifi, LED and mineral water.

The fare of AC Standard is Rs. 2,800 and economy class Rs. 1,330.

Memon further stated that so far six trains have been outsourced to private sector which include Shalimar, Khushal Khan Khattak, Bolan Mail and Fareed Express.

He was of the view that for the outsourced trains only the ticketing system has been handed over to the private sector.