ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has inaugurated Greenline Train service between Islamabad and Karachi.
The ceremony to this effect was held at Margalla Railway Station in Islamabad.
On the occasion, the prime minister visited different compartments of the train and reviewed state of the art arrangements made for the commuters in the train.
He was accompanied by Federal Minister for Railways Khawaja Saad Rafique and Minister for Information and Broadcasting Pervaiz Rashid.
According to Pakistan Railways, the new Greenline Train will complete its journey in 23 hours and 15 minutes providing 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.
It will charge reduced fares of rupees 5,500 from Islamabad to Karachi and rupees 5,000 from Lahore to Karachi.
The new Greenline Train would make five technical stops each at Lahore, Khanewal, Bahawalpur, Rohri and Hyderabad. However, the new train would strictly follow its timings.
Special passengers Lounges were being constructed for the new train at Rawalpindi, Lahore and Karachi Railway Stations.
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