Fares of Shalimar Express reduced by 20 percent

Lahore: The fares of the renovated ‘Shalimar Express’ running with the co-operation of private sector has been reduced by 20 percent , media reports said Tuesday.

Reports said that the fare of economy class was fixed at 880 while the fare of air-conditioned class and parlor was fixed at 2400 and 2800 respectively.

Shalimar Express will be on tracks from Feb 24.Its operation was suspended because of financial constraints.

Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani would inaugurate the renovated train. The train would cover the destinations from Karachi to Lahore.

The train would depart daily from Lahore and Karachi simultaneously at 6:30am and would have facilities like TV, sophisticated seats and mobile restaurant.