LAHORE: Pakistan Railways has decided to close down the op­erations of its 34 express trains in phases with first 12 trains to come to standstill from March 22 as a precautionary measure to avoid the spread of Coro­na pandemic.

Pakistan Railways has also decided to enhance the stops of its express trains to avoid congestion at main railway stations of big cities.

Addressing a news conference, Minister for Railways Shaikh Rashid Ahmed said that currently 134 trains are running across the country and it has been decided that the opera­tions of 34 trains would be closed by April 1.

Ini­tially it has been decided to close down the opera­tions of 12 express trains from March 22 (Sunday) while the decision regarding the suspension of the operations of remaining trains will be made on March 25.

Originally Posted on Abbtak TV

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