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Railways to start non-stop train from Lahore to Faisalabad

02:55 PM | 28 Sep, 2018
Railways to start non-stop train from Lahore to Faisalabad
ISLAMABAD - To facilitate passengers, Pakistan Railways is all set to launch a non-stop train from October 1 on the route of Lahore to Faisalabad.

The train will comprise eight coaches out of which five will be economy class, one each of business, AC parlor and AC standard, an official in the Ministry of Railways told media.

Talking about the fares of the train, he said Economy Class will cost Rs 190, Rs 400 for AC Standard, Rs 500for AC Parlor and Rs 600 for Business Class.

The train is being launched as part of the government’s 100-day plan, and will start its first journey from Lahore from 8 am and will reach Faisalabad at 10 am, the official added.

The non-stop train will then depart from Faisalabad at 2:30 pm and will reach Lahore at 4:30 pm.

The official said the Federal Minister for Railways Sheikh Rashid Ahmed had already announced to run three new trains on the immediate basis in order to improve the railways' department.

The three new trains include Lahore-Faisalabad, Mohenjo Daro and Rohi Express, he said.

Mohenjo Daro and Rohi Express will begin its journey from October 16. The Mohenjo Daro express will travel to Larkana, Sevan Sharif and Jamshoro. While Rohi Express will travel to Pano Aqil, Ghotki, Darki, Sadiqabad, Rahim Yar Khan and Khanpur, the official added.

The writer is a member of the staff. He can be accessed on Twitter @iamnozair

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Currency Rates Today - Pakistani Rupee to US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, Riyal - 22 July 2024

Pakistani rupee rates against US Dollar and other currencies on July 22, 2024 (Monday) in open market.

USD to PKR Rate Today

US dollar was being quoted at 279.15 for buying and 280.85 for selling. Euro's buying rate remains stable at 301.25 and selling rate is 303.25.

British Pound rate is 354.75 for buying, and 358.25 for selling. UAE Dirham AED was at 76.4 and Saudi Riyal lowered to 73.60.

Currency Rates Today

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 279.15 280.85
Euro EUR 301.25 303.25
UK Pound Sterling GBP 354.75 358.25
U.A.E Dirham AED 76.40 77.15
Saudi Riyal SAR 73.60 74.32
Australian Dollar AUD 184.75 186.55
Bahrain Dinar BHD 741.15 749.15
Canadian Dollar CAD 203.50 205.50
China Yuan CNY 38.35 38.75
Danish Krone DKK 40.05 40.45
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.70 36.05
Indian Rupee INR 36.05 36.05
Japanese Yen JPY 1.91 1.99
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 908.25 917.35
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.95 59.75
New Zealand Dollar NZD 169.24 171.24
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.04 26.34
Omani Riyal OMR 722.87 730.89
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.39 77.09
Singapore Dollar SGD 202.00 204.00
Swedish Korona SEK 26.40 26.70
Swiss Franc CHF 309.05 311.55
Thai Bhat THB 7.50 7.65

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