President Alvi to inaugurate Karachi-Dhabeji Express today

President Alvi to inaugurate Karachi-Dhabeji Express today
Karachi: President Dr Arif Alvi will inaugurate a special train service between Karachi and Dhabeji today to ensure comfortable, fast, safe and affordable movement of workers between the metropolis and the border town of Thatta district, said a statement issued by the President House media wing.

Federal Minister for Railways Sheikh Rasheed has announced free journey on newly-inaugurated train for commuters on November 1.

The nine bogies train would start at 6:15 am from Dhabeji and at 7:00 am from Karachi.

The fare would range between Rs25 and Rs80. However, Pakistan Railways would offer monthly travelling passes to the workers at subsidised rates, which would cost them Rs22 per day. The service would be free on November 1.

The Ministry of Railways would provide full support to Karachi Circular Railways project for its timely execution and successful operation, the minister assured.

He said a fast-track train between Karachi and Hyderabad would also be launched soon, and later expanded to Sukkur.

The government, he said, planned to run the time-efficient Rehman Baba train between Karachi and Peshawar, and the number of freight trains would be increased to 15 as Pakistan Railways could only be made profitable when its freight service was strengthened and upgraded.

Rasheed also said his ministry planned to run a fast-track train between Quetta and Taftan.