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Lahore-Karachi section trains to be back on track from Sunday, Oct 2: Minister

LAHORE/ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Railway has decided to put suspended trains back on track on Lahore-Karachi section from Sunday (Oct 2).

Federal Railways Minister Khawaja Saad Rafique announced this after chairing a meeting of the railways ministry via video link the other day.

Minister, however, made it clear that passengers should not expect the journey times they were used to in trains prior to the floods.

He said, “The duration of the journey from Lahore to Karachi will be longer, around 20 to 22 hours.”

“The trains will also carry additional coaches,” the minister said, adding that the trains will bear a greater loads as it aims to tackle a backlog for cargo, goods and passengers.

Pakistan Railways Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Farrukh Taimoor said that in the first phase, the Khyber Mail Express and the Rehman Baba Express trains will operate which will run till Karachi instead of Rohri junction in Sindh.

The meeting also decided that from October 5, other trains will also become operational including Karakoram Express, Karachi Express and the privately operated Pak Business Express.

Javed Mahmood
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