KARACHI: Pakistan Railways on Sunday reduced rail fares by 25 percent on every train and class on the occasion of Eidul Azha, ARY News reported.
According to a notification issued by the railway department, the reduction in fares would be for commuters travelling on the three days of Eidul Azha between Sept 2 to Sept 4.
Earlier, Railways Minister Khawaja Saad Rafique had earlier announced to slash fares on every class of all the trains by 25 percent on first three days of Eid-ul-Adha.
He had made this announcement on his Twitter account.
عیدالاضحٰی پراھل وطن کو پاک ریلویز کاخصوصی تحفہ: ریلوےکرایوں میں تمام ٹرینوں کی تمام کلاسزپر عید کے پہلے تین دن کراۓ میں %25 کمی کا فیصلہ
— Khawaja Saad Rafique (@KhSaad_Rafique) August 24, 2017
He has also announced to run five special trains from different cities of the country viewing extra rush of passengers on the occasion of Eid-ul-Azha.
One special train would be run from Quetta, Rawalpindi and Multan each. While, two trains would be run from Karachi on Eid-ul-Adha to accommodate passengers.
The federal minister also directed the concerned authorities to add more coaches in regular trains and provide online booking facility in special trains.