Sheikh Rasheed announces to shut down train service step wise


Railway Minister Sheikh Rasheed Ahmed has said that I am not a supporter of lockdown. I agree with Prime Minister Imran Khan in this regard. We have decided to stop 34 trains.

He said this while addressing a press conference in Islamabad, Sheikh Rasheed said that the railway has 7 million passengers out of which two million travel daily. The number of daily passengers has decreased to one lakh 65 thousand. In two days, we will get the scanning equipment.

Responding to a question, Sheikh Rasheed said that because of the Coronavirus, I am not a supporter of Lockdown. I agree with Prime Minister, Imran Khan. Lockdown is the Prime Minister’s authority.

He said that it was decided to stop 34 trains.8 trains will be suspended on 1st April.12 trains will be closed tomorrow evening while 22 trains will be closed from the date of 24th. If the federal government takes the responsibility of pensions, it will be convenient for us.

The Railway Minister said that despite the holidays, people are traveling by train. I request that citizens shouldn’t travel without need. Those who have a ticket in advance can use it on an alternate train. You can also return the ticket.

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