KARACHI: The first train of Shalimar Express after its privatization left for Lahore from Karachi. Divisional Superintendent Railways Nisar Ahmed Memon saw off the first train.
The train left Karachi for Lahore via Hyderabad, Nawabshah, Rohri, Rahim Yar Khan, Khanpur, Bahawalpur, Multan Toba Tek Sing and Faisalabad. The train will be run by Saif and S. Jamil Cos The companies had jointly submitted highest bid for the train during auction on Saturday.
According to the private operators, the new train is comprised Parlor Car, Super Deluxe, AC Standard and Economy classes and have a total of 17 coaches.
DS Railway Nisar Memon said that the operator will give Rs1.20 billion rupees annually including taxes to the PR.