According to Pakistan Railways, the new train will provide economical, comfortable and secure journey to the passengers.
It will be the first air-conditioned business class train with several incentives and modern facilities like refreshment, WiFi connection throughout the route, three-time quality meal, tea, bottled water, newspapers and standard bedding during the journey to the passengers.
While addressing a gathering after the inauguration, Prime Minister (PM) Nawaz Sharif said that Pakistan Railways was bearing losses for the past years. Greenline Train is a milestone achieved by the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) government.
He said that a railway service would also be launched from Pakistan to Turkey. It was not less than a challenge to revive Pakistan Railways as the crisis was worsening with the passage of time, he added.
The PM said that Khawaja Saad Rafique was his choice as Federal Minister for Railways and his choice stands correct. Nawaz said that the country moves towards betterment with practical steps.
The PM said that the PML-N government is giving attention to the performance of the institutions since the party came in power. Nawaz Sharif said that an insufficient number of eight engines was there to transport goods in the country before the party formed the government.
It will charge reduced fares of Rs5500 from Islamabad to Karachi and rupees Rs5000 from Lahore to Karachi.
The new Greenline Train would make five technical stops each at Lahore, Khanewal, Bahawalpur, Rohri and Hyderabad and it would strictly follow its timings.
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