LAHORE, Mar 26 (APP):The Pakistan Railways (PR) has completed all arrangements for inauguration of new non-stop VIP train 31-Up/32-Down Jinnah Express, to be run between Lahore Cantt and Karachi Cantt at the Main Line from March 31.
Railways sources told APP on Tuesday that racks for the trains are almost ready and Railways Minister Sheikh Rashid Ahmad will announce about completion of final arrangements on Wednesday.
It is expected that Prime Minister Imran Khan would inaugurate the new train.
The VIP train will have 12 Air-conditioned Business coaches, two power plants and one dinning car with fare of Rs 7,000 per person (Adult). The cost of food and other services is also included in the fare. However, a child will have to pay Rs 5250 for the journey. Also, any passenger boarding the train from any station and leaving it anywhere would also be charged Rs 7,000 fare. The train will stop at Hyderabad, Rohri and Khanewal
railway stations from up and down sides.
The railways had already issued the train time table under which the train will leave Karachi Cantt at 3:00pm and reach Lahore City station at 7:30am next morning.
While on return, Jinnah Express will leave Lahore at 2:30pm and reach Karachi at 7:00am next morning.