Lahore: The National Railways has decided to shut its railcar service which run between Lahore and Rawalpindi from September 15, owing to the low passenger occupancy, according to news sources.
The railways has already closed the Dhabeji passenger train in Sindh and is considering shutting down the VIP Jinnah Express (running between Karachi and Lahore) that was inaugurated by Prime Minister Imran Khan few months ago.
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An official said that Dhabeji was facing a daily loss of over PKR 80,000 and that their locomotives, crew and coaches would be utilised to strengthen the operation of other, more frequented trains.
After confirming the Lahore-Rawalpindi train operation’s shut down on September 15, the official said that Jinnah Express’s operation is still intact as higher management has voted against its closure.
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In a recent development, the new building of the Bahawalpur Railway Station was inaugurated on September 6.