Pakistan Railway decided to resume its rail services from 2nd of the October. The heavy moon soon rains become the source of devastating floods railway services were halted across the country.
Train operations were suspended after floods washed away many tracks in the country due to devastating floods. According to the reports, More than 1500 people lost their lives as monsoon rains shattered the country, while many roads, bridges, and highways were swept away and millions of people are still living under an open sky.
The decision of resuming the railway services was taken in a meeting through video link presided by Minister for Railways Khawaja Saad Rafique.
In a meeting, Railway Minister said “Decision has been taken to run two trains to Karachi, which were restored to Rohri in the first phase. In addition, Khyber Mail and Rehman Baba Express will resume their operations from October 2,”
Elaborating on the further action plan, the railway minister said that a decision had been taken to restore services of Karakoram, Karachi, and Pak business expresses from 5th October. “While the average duration of train services running between Karachi and Lahore has been kept to 22 hours, however, all the trains will be run with extra coaches,” he added.
Khawaja Saad further said that the duration of travel time would be reviewed after 30 days and it would be shortened gradually.