Raise in train fares draws complaints
LAHORE: Passengers travelling between Lahore and Faisalabad have complained of Rs 20 increase in train fares instead of the 10 percent announced by Pakistan Railways.
Railways sources on Tuesday told Daily Times after the recent increase in the fares that most of the complaints came from the Faisalabad section. Frequent travellers on this section by different trains, including Faisal Express, Ghauri, Rachna Express, Dachi and Shorkot Express, have said that despite claims by the Railways that the fares have been increased by 10 percent, the economy class fares have in fact been increased by 20 percent.
The economy class fare between Lahore-Faisalabad which was Rs 50 has been raised to Rs 60 - an increase of 20 percent - while a 10 percent increase would mean Rs 55. Thousands of people who travel daily between the two cities, including civil servants and daily wagers, find the increase an additional financial burden.