Federal Minister for Railways Khawaja Saad Rafiq said Pakistan has been given the approval to do bring some major changes to economy class coaches.
Soon enough railway passenger will be witnessing some groundbreaking transformation in economy class coaches such as:
- 300 economy-class railway coaches will be revamped to AC standard coaches.
- The situation of 120 economy class coaches will also be improved.
- Conditions of 39 ACs will be upgraded.
- 7 new American Locomotive will be added
- 2,000 old freight trains would be restructured
In 2012, The Shalimar Express was outsourced and the railway will get a final payment of 66 00 000. However, the same train in the new composition has been allotted on merit at the rate of 1800000000. This will generate a revenue of 1140000000
ONLINE ADVANCE BOOKING
Now people using smartphones can easily pre-book their seats by downloading the application.
Khawaja Saad Rafiq said:
“Apart from being a green initiative, the paperless ticketing system will also save time of passengers as it allows them to avoid lining up at the ticket window”
HOW TO BOOK YOUR TICKET VIA THE APP
Andriod users can download the App from the Google App store. After the download, the user would get a registration ID number for creation of a railway e-wallet