Lahore: The Pakistan Railways has announced its decision to resume the train shuttle service connecting Lahore with Wahga after a period of 22 years, a news source reported. As per the publication, this railroad transit facility will be inaugurated on December 14, later this month.
The operations for the shuttle service had previously been shut down back in 1997. People travelling on this route were instead forced to use road-based transport or the Pakistan Samjhota Express to commute to Lahore.
Pakistan Railways Minister Sheikh Rasheed will be inaugurating the project, and the shuttle service is expected to take four routes each day. In addition, the railways authority has decided to keep the fare for this ride quite reasonable, at only PKR 30 per person; as a comparison, the fare set for the Samjhota Express was PKR 300.
The announcement regarding this shuttle service had been made in the last week of November. It was in a response to the popular demand from several sections of society to resume the train service because a large number of people from Wahga have to travel to and from Lahore, every day.