Railways Minister Khawaja Saad Rafique said on Friday that the Green Line passenger train will finally start service from Islamabad to Karachi on January 27.
The minister said in a tweet that Pakistan Railways is ready to resume Green Line passenger train service between Islamabad and Karachi to help passengers and generate revenue for the department.
According to a railway ministry representative, “The train consists of two AC parlour, five AC business, six AC standard, and four to five economy class coaches which will facilitate the journey of the passengers.”
According to him, the selection was made in accordance with the requests made by Railway Minister Khawaja Saad Rafique for the best passenger train accommodation for the Green Line.
According to the person, the minister also gave questionable instructions to the official to reduce the Green Line’s travel time from Lahore to Karachi to less than 20 hours, which will help boost passenger confidence in the country’s trains.
It has also agreed to provide excellent travel facilities on the Green Line train, including serving high-quality food and maintaining reasonable ticket prices. Additionally, a separate LCD will be installed on each seat in the AC parlor so that guests can watch videos of their choice using headphones, the official said.
It is important to note that the operation of the Green Line train was originally scheduled to begin on December 20 last year, but due to various financial and other constraints, it will start in mid-January. In reply to a question, he said that Pakistan Railways would also speed up the improvement of services of passenger trains as well as central railway stations by involving the private sector, which would help in solving the growing challenges, especially Cleanly connected.
The department is not convinced that sanitation services provided in trains and at important stations like Lahore, Faisalabad, Karachi, Rawalpindi, Quetta, Peshawar, Khanewal, Sukkur, Sahiwal, Multan and Bahawalpur are adequate, he continued. . He claimed that hygiene conditions at stations and trains should be improved, which would also help in confidence in the passenger sector if private sector services are started quickly.
According to sources, the minister also directed them to intensify their efforts to implement a policy that would bring consistency to the layout of stalls and signboards at central railway stations. According to the sources, the Government of Pakistan is taking several steps to increase the efficiency of the Railways and will provide the best services to the common people.
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