The Pakistan Railways has outsourced three train services, which would now be run under the public-private partnership later this month, with instructions to the booking authorities to immediately stop their reservations.
The three outsources trains are the Subuk Kharam, the Rawal Express and the Tezgam. The Subuk Kharam, the Rawal Express would start operations under the private operator from June 16, while the operations of the Tezgam would start from July 1.
“The operation of these outsourced trains will be handled by the railway administration,” Additional General Manager Railways Amir Baloch said. “Booking of passengers, meals, bedding and entertainment on the trains will be the responsibility of the private company.”
Railway authorities have issued notifications to all the reservation offices across the country to immediately stop bookings of the three trains. The booking of these trains will now be carried out by the staff of the private firm at the designated counters in the railway stations.