LAHORE: The Pakistan Railways (PR) on Tuesday announced 25 per cent reduction in fares of all passenger trains for first, second and third day of Eid.

The PR has also issued a new timetable of all trains, changing departure and arrival of some express trains beside allowing them to observe stoppages at certain railways stations in a bid to facilitate passengers and generate revenue.

“The competent authority has been pleased to grant 25 per cent reduction in fares of all passenger trains and classes (managed by the PR) on the auspicious occasion of Eidul Fitr. This concession will be allowed on only current booking on 1st, 2nd and 3rd days of Eid,” reads a notification issued by the PR’s senior rates officer.The concessional fares will not be applicable for Eid special trains.

Meanwhile, the PR on Tuesday issued timetable for summer, changing departure and arrival of various trains, including Awam Express, Millat Express, Zakria Express, Fareed Express, Pakistan Express, Ghauri Express, Ravi Express, Lasani Express, Mehr Express, Chanab Express, Mianwali Express, Narowal Express, Mohinjodaro Express and Shaheen Express. Hazara Express has been allowed to stop at Dehrki, Abdul Hakim and Baldher stations whereas Awam Express will halt at Golra Sharif. Jafar Express has been allowed to stop at Lodhran whereas Rehman Baba Express will be stopping at Khanewal and Seedharja stations. Kohat Express has been allowed to stop at Gumbet station.

On the other hand, the ministry of railways has entrusted the PR’s Lahore division superintendent Hanif Gull with the additional charge of the office of Royal Palm Golf and Country Club administrator.

Published in Dawn, April 10th, 2024

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