President Arif Alvi has congratulated Minister for Railways Sheikh Rasheed on the launching of local train in Karachi.
Addressing the inauguration ceremony, President Arif Alvi said that Karachi faced the issue of lack of transport and the local railway service had ended a long while ago.
He said that trains are among the basic means of transport around the world.
Meanwhile, federal minister Sheikh Rasheed said that railways and people associated with it are crucially important to the country’s economy.
He said that the local train service has been inaugurated upon the directives of Prime Minister Imran Khan.
In Karachi, local train service was inaugurated in the era of 60s and more than two dozen trains with three different routes used to operate across in the city.From 2007 to 2014, the local trains operating in Karachi were ended.
Earlier, President Arif Alvi inaugurated local train service on Wednesday in Karachi, which will become operational on November 1 for the general public.
The local train will depart from City Station at 7 am and 5:45 pm, and go through seven stations including Drigh Road, Malir City, Landhi etc.
The train ticket will cost between Rs25 to Rs80, according to the Railway administration.