Fares of 40 Train Routes Will Increase Thanks to Rupee Depreciation

Federal Minister for Railways Sheikh Rasheed Ahmed has said that due to the rupee depreciation fares of about 40 trains will be increased.

Talking to media, the minister said that due to the steep plunge in Rupee’s value against the US dollar, it has become inevitable to increase fares of some trains.

Skeikh said that during December we will give good news about the department.


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December 25 will be a bright day in the history of the Railways.  Pakistan Railways is going to launch three new safari trains for tourists, he said adding that by December 23 coaches of the proposed trains will be ready.

On December 23, the PR will be launching Rehman Baba Express train from Karachi to Peshawar. The minister said that the ML-1, ML-II and ML-III will change the Railways system completely.

The minister said that Pakistan Railways has set a new record by selling tickets worth Rs87 million in a single day.

Regarding the ongoing anti-encroachment drive, he said that he had talked to the Prime Minister. He clarified that the PR will not demolish the houses of the poor.


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However, he made it clear that the encroached land of Railways will be retrieved from the influential encroachers.

The minister said that the employees facilitating those travelling in Railways without a ticket would be fired.


  • Mansur

    Can anyone explain this in detail: ‘the minister said that due to the steep plunge in Rupee’s value against the US dollar, it has become inevitable to increase fares of some trains.’ How can this be possible? How is dollar related?

    • Anonymous

      i think because of the fuel.

      • Mudassar

        @disqus_2hoRJMmfzF:disqus bro, fuel prices have been reduced. Train engines are diesel engine not dollar engine. :D

        • Anonymous

          Well, I cannot think of any other reason.

          • raheel ahmed

            They have to Import machinery and spare parts.. I think that’s why.

          • Mudassar

            Just trying to make people fool by dollar price.

            This thing will stay same. Every time when govt needs excuse, there are only 2. Oil prices, Dollar prices.

  • Mudassar

    Train Engine Dollar se chalta hy ya Diesel se? Diesel tu sasta howia hy tu awaam ko kion bewaqof bana rhy. :/

    • Govt ko Diesel waisay be Tax free milta hai .