RAWALPINDI, Pakistan: Pakistan Railways will re-launch Kohat-Rawalpindi Express within few days as all arrangements in this regard have been finalized.
A Railways official informed the state-run news agency that the Kohat-Rawalpindi rail track had been rehabilitated besides renovating and rehabilitating four Railway Stations, two each in Rawalpindi and Peshawar divisions to facilitate the passengers of Kohat Express.
After a closure of few years, Pakistan Railways would re-launch the train service between Rawalpindi and Kohat to provide cheaper traveling facilities to the people of Kohat, he said adding, the train would have around 400 passengers capacity.
The train service was suspended between the two cities due to financial crunch in the Pakistan Railways, he said.
Now, the PR’s financial position was improving gradually and it had re-launched some other trains, he added.
The Kohat Express is being re-started as former Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif had announced operation of the train last year during a public meeting held in Kohat.
To a question he said, final date for the launching would be announced later.
The train would reach its destination from Rawalpindi to Kohat within three hours and 30 minutes covering Golra Sharif, Fateh Jhang, Basal and Jand stations.