Railway to increase tickets to generate funds for dams
10 September, 2018
Railways Minister Sheikh Rasheed has announced that ticket prices will be increased to generate funds for the Supreme Court of Pakistan’s Dam Fund.
In a statement on Saturday night, he said prices of tickets for different trains will be increased in the range of Re1 and Rs10.
The statement was made after an event where the railways minister signed a deal with the Jamshoro Power Company Limited (GENCO-I) for coal supply through the railways’ network.
The additional money, which Rasheed estimated at around Rs100 million annually, would be deposited into the fund started by the apex court for the construction of the Diamer Bhasha dam. “Railway will donate Rs100 million to the dam fund annually,” he tweeted as well.
The minister also noted that the employment tenure of information technology industry’s contract officers was being extended by a year. Rasheed said that the price of a Rs100 ticket will go up by Re1.