Recently launched Business Express has announced to offer free Wi-Fi service to its passengers, following an agreement with PTCL, reported Daily Times citing Pak Business Train Chief Operating Officer (COO) Ejaz Ahmad.
According to paper, PTCL will offer In-Train service to Business Express passengers throughout their journey between Lahore and Karachi.
However, report said, in some area passengers might face disruption in service due to in-availability of coverage in far flung areas of Punjab and Sindh.
Mr. Ejaz Ahmad, COO for Pakistan Business Train said that no company was was ready to offer uninterrupted Internet services inside the train, while PTCL promised us best Internet facilities and coverage.
Though we are yet to receive service reviews but it appears that Internet service during the journey will remain bumpy, due to coverage constraints.
It merits mentioning here that Business Express is offering one way ticket of Rs. 5,000 or two way ticket of Rs. 9,000 for Lahore-Karachi route. Online ticket reservation facility is also being offered – though payment has to be made at railway station with-in 24 hours of reservations; cash on delivery can be availed with additional charges.
Fare includes following free services:
- Separate cabins for 6 passengers/families.
- WiFi Internet service
- LCD with music and video channel.
- Soft drinks, tea, snacks, dinner and breakfast.
- Paramedical staff and direct access to local 1122 emergency service.
- Power outlets for your laptops/mobile phone charges.
- Security guards