Pakistan Railways (PR) increased the prices of trains including the Khyber Mail, Karakoram Express, and Rehman Baba Express as soon as train services that had been suspended due to disastrous floods across the country were resumed.
The Khyber Mail AC Sleeper class cost for Karachi-Peshawar has increased to Rs11,000, the AC Business class fare to Rs6,200, and the AC Standard class fare to Rs5,700, per a notification released by the Ministry of Railways.
Pakistan Railways resumed passenger trains from Karachi, more than a month after being suspended following super floods in Sindh province. pic.twitter.com/HI2CIjq1fe
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The announcement indicates that the economy class tariff for the Karakoram Express on the Karachi-Lahore route has raised to Rs3,000. The cost of the Karachi Express’s AC sleeper class has also gone up to Rs9,000, the cost of the AC business to Rs5,700, the cost of the AC standard to Rs4,150, and the cost of the economy class to Rs3,000.
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Rehman Baba Express’s AC business class cost has been hiked to Rs7,000, AC standard to Rs5,000, and economy to Rs3,000. Pakistan Business Express has increased its AC business class cost to Rs7,000.
On October 5, Pakistan Railways will resume operating between Karachi and Lahore. Following a suspension on August 26 due to severe floods in Sindh province, Pakistan Railways decided to resume passenger trains to Karachi on October 2. This decision took more than a month to come to pass.
The department has sustained significant infrastructure losses as a result of the terrible floods that have hit the nation, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Railways informed the National Assembly’s Railway Committee.