On the occasion of Eid-ul-Fitr, Federal Railways Minister Khawaja Saad Rafique announced a 30% reduction in railway fares. It was announced to facilitate the citizens working in other cities and are away from home.
Citizens aged 65 to 74 years old receive a 50% discount on economy class and a 25% discount on air-conditioned coaches. as well as Domestic and international students will receive a 50 percent discount, according to the railways.
During a press conference held today at Railway Headquarters in Lahore, the minister made the remark. “Railway prices would be lowered by 30% during Eid days, and Pakistan Railways personnel will now receive their wages on time,” he added, adding that Pak Railways pensioners will also receive their payments on time.
“The ML-1 project was scheduled to take six years to complete, but it took nine years due to the previous PTI government’s incompetence,” Rafique remarked. He stated that the project would be changed by the incoming coalition administration because the PTI failed to start construction on ML-1.
Pakistan Railway would be restored as soon as feasible, according to Rafique. On April 19, former Minister of Railroads Khawaja Saad Rafique was elevated to Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif’s cabinet and assigned responsibility for railways and aviation.
The Thal Express between Multan and Rawalpindi will be reinstated after a two-year hiatus, announced Railways Minister Saad Rafique on Wednesday, shortly after taking office.
Students, elderly people, and journalists already receive discounts on train tickets, while individuals aged 75 and up receive free economy class tickets.
Students and individuals with disabilities are also eligible for half-price tickets, and anyone accompanying a person with a handicap is eligible for a 25% discount.