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Rail track restoration delays trains by up to 20 hours

KARACHI: Railway links with the rest of country were restored after completion of repair work of track which affected trains’ schedule causing delay up to 10-20 hours for arrival in Karachi, ARY News reported on Tuesday.

Railway traffic had suspended on up and down tracks after 13 bogies of a freight train derailed at Kot Samaba near Rahim Yar Khan.

The suspension caused a delay in trains’ arrival and departure due to repair work completed after 28 hours. However, the railway tracks have been restored for rail traffic.

According to Pakistan Railway officials, various trains have not arrived in Karachi so far including Karachi, Karakoram, Business, Green Line, Awami, Akbar Bugti, Allama Iqbal, Pakistan Express.

Read More: Three Pakistan Railways officers suspended for negligence in train derailment

Divisional Commercial Officer (DCO) told ARY News that the PR administration is making full-refund to passengers booked seats for trains scheduled to depart to interior parts of the country from Karachi.

The officer advised passengers to receive their money back if they were not willing to travel.

Green Line and Khyber Mail trains will depart with a delay while the schedule of Sukkur Express is unchanged and no train departure is being cancelled, the officer said.

Earlier in the day, Pakistan Railways suspended its three officers for ignorance and negligence which led to the incident of the derailment of a freight train in Sukkur Division.

The officers were suspended on order of the chairman Pakistan Railways, said the spokesperson PR.

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