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Pakistan Railways Announces Big Discount on Tickets During Eid

Pakistan Railways has reduced train fares by up to 30 percent to provide relief to the general public on Eid-ul-Azha. An official notification states that the discount on train fares is available only during the three days of Eid.

The department has begun taking bookings at discounted rates. Also, Pakistan Railways will roll out three special trains on Eid-ul-Azha to facilitate travelers.

The trains will run on multiple routes, with the first special train scheduled to depart at 10 am on July 8. Its route spans from Quetta to Peshwar, through Multan, Sahiwal, and Lahore. The second locomotive will set out at 6:45 pm on July 8 and would go from Karachi to Lahore via Multan and Faisalabad.

Other Measures

Earlier this week, Chief Traffic Officer (CTO) Lahore Muntazir Mehdi launched a strict operation against transporters who are extorting travelers by charging exorbitant amounts for tickets around the Eid holidays.

The department placed special teams at Lorry Adda, Badamibagh, Babu Sabu, Niazi Chowk, Thokar Niaz Beg, Shahdara Chowk, Begum Kot Chowk, Gajjumatta, and other key bus stations. It ordered the transporters to display a clear list of fares to the customers traveling to various areas across Pakistan.

CTO warned that the department will have no tolerance for negligent transporters. In case of non-compliance with the aforementioned protocols, the department will cease the public transport vehicles and take action against the company.

  • What a gimmick.
    I checked last week. 99% of seats were already not available. I paid for my bookings a month ago.

    So this is a fraud or a gimick. :)

  • Tickets are not available anywhere, people are stranded and cant reach home on Eid, neither can come back after eid holidays are over since there are no tickets available

  • Anybody knows how to claim 30% discount, if tickets were bought before the announcement.

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