Rawalpindi: The Pakistan Railways has decided to launch a new blue line express train service from Rawalpindi to Karachi from August. An official said that all preparations were under way for developing bogeys of the train in a railway carriage factory. A green line express train is already operating from Rawalpindi to Karachi.

The official said that the green line express will leave the Rawalpindi station at 11am while the blue line express will leave for Karachi at 2:30. Meanwhile, Pakistan Railways authorities have withdrawn a subsidy given on fare of Tezgam express and other trains. The AC sleeper’s fare has now been raised from Rs 3,700 to Rs 4,800 after the subsidy withdrawal