Railway announces 50 % discount on Eid day as booking for special trains commence today

10:50 AM | 29 May, 2019
Railway announces 50 % discount on Eid day as booking for special trains commence today
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ISLAMABAD - Pakistan Railways have announced 50 percent discount on all trains on Eid day across the country and said to run five special trains to facilitate commuters on the occasion of Eid-ul-Fitr.

According to Railways spokesperson, the booking for special Eid trains will commence from today (Wednesday) and passengers can get tickets via online or reservation offices.

First special train will depart from Karachi City at 1045 hours for Peshawar on Sunday, while the second one will leave Quetta for Rawalpindi at 1130 hours on the same day.

The third train will leave Karachi Cantt at 1100 hours on Monday for Lahore, while the fourth one will depart from Rawalpindi at 0800 hours for Quetta, whereas fifth train will start its journey from Lahore at 1800 hours for Karachi Cantt on eighth of the next month.

In a statement, Minister for Railways Sheikh Rashid Ahmed said that “This a special gift for passengers on Eid day and I also thank the travellers who will use Pakistan Railways for travelling.”

The online booking facility has also been made available for Eid special trains from today (May 29).

The Railways spokesperson said that additional police personnel have been deployed at all the railway stations and with special trains to keep security situation in check and avoid any incident.