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Pak Railways announces to add 2 bogies in Green Line Express


Arhama AltafWeb Editor

11th Dec, 2019. 10:50 am
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Pak Railways announces to add 2 bogies in Green Line Express

Pakistan Railways on Tuesday decided to add up two more bogies in the economy class of the Green Line Express train.

According to sources, the addition in the bogies of the Karachi-Islamabad train would be made from December 15.

However, an air-conditioning (AC) business coach would be removed from the train, bringing the total number of bogies in the train to 13, they said.

However, an air-conditioning (AC) business coach would be removed from the train, bringing the total number of bogies in the train to 13, they said.

On December 05, Federal Minister for Railways Sheikh Rasheed Ahmed announced a 10 per cent reduction in fares of freight trains.

The minister reaffirmed his commitment to turn the Railways into a profitable institution by completely overcoming its deficit within three years.

He said that Pakistan is the only country in the world where passenger trains are generating profit.

Earlier, Tezgam train, which was on its way from Karachi to Rawalpindi, caught fire near Tanori Station Chak no. 6 Chani Goth.

According to the details, dozens were wounded, whereas, 71 had been confirmed dead.

Rescue teams arrived at timely basis and moved the injured to Liaquatpur hospital.

Federal Minister for Railways Sheikh Rashid blamed the passengers for bringing stoves into the train, saying Railways was not at fault.

The coach where the cylinder blasted was booked by the Taleeghi Jamaat’s men. They were boiling eggs on the gas stove to have breakfast when it exploded with a huge blast.

An amount of Rs 15 lakh had been announced for the bereaved families and Rs 3-5 lakh announced for the injured.

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