Eight more trains to be privatised from Nov 12

Railways Minister Sheikh Rasheed Ahmad has said that eight more trains would be privatized from November 12th, while the “rail car service” between Lahore and Rawalpindi would be revived from November 30.

Addressing a press conference at the Pakistan Railways headquarters on Saturday, he said the rail car, which was being revived, runs between Lahore to Rawalpindi and Rawalpindi to Lahore at 4:30pm, adding that coaches were being prepared in this regard as the number of passengers on this route were increasing.

“I want private parties to come forward and run their freight trains using railway’s infrastructure and properties,” the minister said,

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He further said that online booking of freight trains had been started to stop irregularities in this regard.

Sheikh Rashid said that railways had given four freight trains to private parties under public-private partnership.

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