KARACHI: The Pakistan Railways’ VIP category Jinnah Express will start its first journey from Lahore’s Cantt station at 3:00 pm.
The passenger train will comprise 12 air-conditioned business-class bogies equipped with television, internet, mobile charge and other facilities.
Passengers will be provided free meal including breakfast, lunch and dinner. PR has set railway fare from Lahore to Karachi up to Rs6500 per person (adult) and Rs4900 for children.
Earlier on March 30, Prime Minister Imran Khan had inaugurated non-stop Jinnah Express train and launched the renovation works at the Lahore Railway Station.
PM Khan thanked Railways Minister Sheikh Rasheed for inviting him for the inauguration of the train. He paid tribute to the minister for uplifting Pakistan Railways.
Punjab Governor Chaudhry Sarwar, Punjab Chief Minister Usman Buzdar and Sheikh Rasheed were also present on this occasion.
Pakistan Railways had announced on March 25 to inaugurate a non-stop and most luxurious Jinnah Express passenger train between Karachi and Lahore from March 31.
The train will be comprised of 12 air-conditioned business coaches, two power plants and a dining car.
According to the spokesperson, railway fare of the train will be Rs7,000 (Adults) and Rs5,250 (Children). However, the fares were later reduced by the administration.
The train will make stopovers at Khanewal, Rohri and Hyderabad junctions. Passengers will be given the facility of free food and other services in the Jinnah Express.