ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Railways is planning toannounce concession in fares to facilitate the passengers on EidulFitr.”A proposal to reduce fare on Eid will be forwarded to Minister for Railways Khawaja Saad Rafique,” official sources in theMinistry told APP. They said that Pakistan Railways had announced concession infairs every year on Islamic festivity to provide relief to thepassengers, who go to celebrate Eid with their beloved one.
To a question, they said the reduction in fare also attractsmore passengers and help generate more revenue for the nationalentity. “The step of Pakistan Railways towards reducing fares will bea source of relief for the masses, who are already suffering fromprice hike situation and overcharging of profiteers in Ramazan ul Mubarik,” they added.
“Pakistan Railways has taken several steps to facilitate thepassengers as it is a cheaper mode of transportation for thegeneral public,” they said. It is pertinent to mention here that, Pakistan Railways hasalso announced a special package for the Holy Month of Ramadan byreducing fares up to 10-25 percent to facilitate the passengers.
The special package was applicable from the start of theholy month of Ramazan till 20th of Ramazan. The decision has been taken on the directives of Minister forRailways and the facility will be available for the passengers inthe form of advanced reservation of seats only.
The passengers have provided facility of reduced fares up to16-25 percent in trains of different classes of Bahauddin Zakaria, Sukker Express, Multan Express and Mehr Express. Karachi Express, Pak Business, Jaffer Express, Bahauddin Zakaria Express have offered discount in fares up to 11-15 percent.
However, Millat Express, Tez Gam, Awam Express, Allama Iqbal,Subuk Khuram, Rawal Express, Islamabad Express and Margalla Express have gave discount up to 10 percent in fares.