On Monday, it was announced by the Pakistan Railways to scale down its freight rates.
According to a press release issued by the department, the Pakistan Railways has markedly reduced the freight rates of its different services during Eid holidays from May 10 to 16.
The move is aimed at offering an affordable means of service to cargo and container parties during the lockdown period.
“Cargo booking rates have been substantially curtailed by 25 per cent whereas a uniform reduction of 5 per cent has been offered in the booking of coal and container wagons. The booking fare of online premium train has been slashed by Rs10,000 per wagon,” it said.
Earlier, the department had announced 28 Up and Down Eid special trains within the Karachi division during the Eid holidays.