Fares of different trains being increased by 6-7% from July 1st: Rashid
LAHORE: Federal Railways Minister Sheikh Rasheed Ahmed announced that fares of different trains will be increased up to 6-7 percent from the next month.
While addressing a press conference, Sheikh Rasheed said that there won’t be any increase in fare of train passengers traveling a distance of 50 kilometre.
Sheikh Rasheed clarified that the increase is being made under compulsion.
He said that Prime Minister Imran Khan will inaugurate Sir Syed Express passenger train on the evening of July 3 at Rawalpindi railway station, adding that Mianwali Express and two other trains would also be launched within a period of one month.
Responding to questions, he said that he is in favour of a proposed agreement between the government and the opposition on the matters related to the national economy.
The minister also endorsed former finance minister Asad Umar’s speech on the budget in the National Assembly.
It is noteworthy that Asad Umar had slammed an increase in taxes on items of daily use.
About Thursday’s train accident near Hyderabad, he said an initial probe report pointed to speeding and human error as its possible reasons, adding that an inquiry committee has been formed to look into the incident and fix responsibility.