Train service for tourists launched in Quetta

Quetta Divisional Super­intendent Engineer Akhtar Mahmood inaugurated the train service at a ceremony held at Quetta Railways Station. — Photo courtesy Radio Pakistan
Quetta Divisional Super­intendent Engineer Akhtar Mahmood inaugurated the train service at a ceremony held at Quetta Railways Station. — Photo courtesy Radio Pakistan

QUETTA: In a move aimed at promoting tourism in Balo­chistan, Pakistan Railw­ays has launched a special train service.

The train will run between Quetta and Bostan as well as Quetta and Kolpur twice a week, with fare ranging from Rs20 to Rs50.

Quetta Divisional Super­intendent Engineer Akhtar Mahmood inaugurated the train service here at a ceremony held at Quetta Railways Station.

The first train with a large number of tourists aboard left for Bostan from Quetta. The tourists showed great interest in the service and termed it a milestone for promoting tourism in the province.

Engineer Mahmood said the special train was launched on the special request of the Balochistan government, which was taking steps for the promotion of tourism in the province.

“The train will run between Quetta and Bostan and Quetta and Kolpur every Saturday and Sunday,” he said, adding that the fare of tourist trains had been kept nominal.

Published in Dawn, July 4th, 2021

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