Passengers hail Railways’ 25pc fare cut on Eid days

A cross section of society said that Pakistan Railways’ (PR) decision to reduce its fare by 25 per cent on Eidul Azha holidays would encourage passengers to use this mode of travel.The majority of middle class passengers hailed the decision of Pakistan Railways (PR).

It is pertinent to mention here that Railways had announced 25 per cent concession in railway fares on second and third days of Eidul Azha.Aqib Saleem, a passenger who went Rawalpindi railway station for booking his seats for Karachi, said, “The latest initiative of PR would help increase the number of passengers as people love to travel on train.”

Another passenger, Muhammad Ali said rail is the cheapest and safest mode of travel but in the last many years it was ignored.“Minister for Railways Khawaja Saad Rafique has taken many positive initiatives to attract passengers immediately after assuming charge of the Ministry,” he said.

A family travelling to Lahore said train was the best mode of journey with children and reduction of fare would help PR to earn more money.


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