Booking for trains stopped till Oct 20

Several train operations stopped; maintenance of tracks underway


BILAL GHAURI October 04, 2022
The Four Brothers Group was involved in a lengthy legal battle before Pakistan Railways managed to prevail. PHOTO: FILE

LAHORE:

The railways authorities on Monday issued new instructions to put off the booking of trains to October 20. A notification has been issued to all reservation offices and divisional commercial officers across the country, while passengers who have booked various trains will be given full refunds.

Simarly, operations of several trains including Shalimar Express, Shah Hussain Express, Tezgam Express, Awam Express have been stopped.

The notification says that the railway authorities have instructed all the reservation offices and divisional commercial officers across the country to once again stop the booking process of several trains between Lahore, Karachi, Quetta and Sukkur.

The railway authorities have directed the reservation supervisors and commercial officers of all the seven divisions of the railways to give full refund to the passengers who have booked.

However, the online and reservation offices will also be instructed to stop the bookings.Regarding the train operation, the sources say that due to the flood water in Karachi and Sukkur division, maintenance of the track signals system and bridges is underway.

At the same time, there may be difficulties in starting the train operation completely due to which the train operation can be started only after the position of the track is completely fixed, the sources said.

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