Passengers suffer as rains disturb train schedule

Published July 27, 2022
A large number of travellers anxiously wait for departure of their trains at the Cantonment Railway Station.—Shakil Adil / White Star
A large number of travellers anxiously wait for departure of their trains at the Cantonment Railway Station.—Shakil Adil / White Star

KARACHI: Due to monsoon rains all over the country, train schedules were disturbed everywhere, especially in Karachi. Due to the delays, travellers had to wait at platforms for hours.

The trains that departed late from Karachi on Tuesday included Hazara Express, Rehman Baba Express, Pakistan Express, Allama Iqbal Express, Karakoram Express, Pak Business Express, Millat Express and Khyber Mail.

Railway officials said that Hazara Express, headed to Havelian, was one hour late. Rehman Baba Express, headed to Peshawar, and Pakistan Express, headed to Rawalpindi, was around four hours late.

Allama Iqbal Express, headed to Sialkot, was one hour late. Karakoram Express, headed to Lahore, was late by one hour and 15 minutes. Pak Business Express, also headed to Lahore, was delayed by around five hours. Millat Express, going to Lalamusa, was around six hours late. Khyber Mail, headed to Peshawar, was two hours and 15 minutes late.

However, they claimed that Sukkur Express, Green Line, Sir Syed Express, Farid Express, Shah Hussain Express, Bolan Mail, Zakaria Express, Tezgaam, Karachi Express, Mehran Express, Awami Express, Shah Latif Express and Shalimar Express departed from Karachi on schedule.

Published in Dawn, July 27th, 2022

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