Railways receive overwhelming response from passengers


The special trains on Eid ul Azha introduced by Pakistan Railways had received overwhelming response from thousands of travelers visited their beloved ones in their native towns.

The passengers have expressed their gratitude to Pakistan Railways for facilitating them on Eid through special trains which saved precious time and money.

A large number of passengers with families were seen at the railway stations according to whom the staff at the stations was quite helpful in informing about travelers about timing of trains, platforms numbers, ticketing and booking issues.

Talking to media Muhammad Kamal who arrived at Rawalpindi Railway Station from Karachi after celebrating Eid with their relatives said that Pakistan Railways had won passengers hearts through completing Eid trains operation with a lot of improvements.

Another passenger, Maha Mansha said that the services being provided by the management were very much improved while all the railway stations looked neat and clean.

She said that despite the monsoon season across the country, the timing of the trains was also improved as compare to the previous years.It is pertinent to mention here that Pakistan Railways announced three special Eid trains to facilitate the extra passengers traveling home to celebrate Eid ul Azha.

Pakistan Railways was set to receive Rs 9891.685 million as payable amount on account of providing different services to federal and provincial departments, autonomous and private bodies. In that regard, Pakistan Railways had approached the departments to recover outstanding billions of rupees as early as possible, an official of the Ministry of Railways told APP.

Giving details, he said the federal departments had to pay an amount of Rs 1172.180 million while provincial departments would pay Rs 2,444.220 million, besides autonomous and private bodies with an amount of Rs 6,275.285 million.

The official said the Ministry had approached the federal and provincial departments for recovering this outstanding amount.

He said the federal departments includes Defence, National Highway Authority, AGPR, Pakistan Post Office, Works Department, State Bank of Pakistan and Post Master General (Freight).

The provincial institutions includes Food department, provincial highways, irrigation, police and Town municipal authorities while the autonomous and private bodies includes Pakistan State Oil, WAPDA, Oil Companies (Shell Shevron), Public Private Partnership (Business Express and Shalimar Express Night Coach, Bolan Express, he added.


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