LAHORE (92 News) – The Pakistan Railways has on Monday included 10 more trains to its partial operation.
According to the details, after addition of further 10 trains in the partial operation following which the number of trains that run on daily basis has become 40.
The trains which have resumed operation include Sir Syed Express, Karachi Express, Shalimar Express, Bahauddin Zakriya Express and Rawal Express.
Shalimar Express departed on time for Karachi with 314 passengers and Sir Syed Express left from Rawalpindi to Karachi. The schedule of rest of the trains is as follows:
Bahauddin Zakriya Express from Multan to Karachi: 04:45 PM
Karachi Express from Lahore to Karachi: 08:00 PM
Rawal Express from Lahore to Rawalpindi: 12:30 AM
It is pertinent to mention here that standard operating procedures (SOPs) are being followed in all trains and only 60 per cent seats are being booked through e-ticketing and reservation offices.
Earlier, Pakistan Railways
has decided to keep continue advance booking of trains after May 31.
According to a notification issued on Friday, It has been directed that advance reservation of the fifteen trains which were permitted to run during the coronavirus lockdown will continue till further orders.
The booking offices for trains running from Karachi to other parts of the country remain open from 08:00am to 08:00pm. Reservation offices are functional only at Karachi’s city railway station, Hyderabad, Rohri and Sukkur due to the lockdown.
The Pakistan Railways has also decided to restore five more trains from June 1 under designed standard operating procedures (SOPs).