ISLAMABAD (APP) - Pakistan Railways Advisory and Consultancy Services Limited (PRACS) would launch Gandhara Steam Safari tourists trains from today at Rawalpindi Railways Station. The trains to be operated from Lahore and Rawalpindi railways stations aims at boosting domestic tourism besides providing comfortable travelling services to the passengers in the country. An official of PRACS told APP that the tourists train will facilitate the local travelers and generate good income for the organization. He said that the trains will operate two days a week on Saturday and Sunday. Federal Minister for Railways Ghulam Ahmed Bilour will inaugurate the tourist trains on October 10 at Rawalpindi Railways Station to see off the inaugural passengers. The Steam Safari tourists train will charge Rs 1,200 per head from Lahore to Changa Manga and from Rawalpindi to Taxla and adjacent historical areas and in the package the return tickets will be included. He said that PRACS hired buses to give pick and drop facilities to the tourists and adjacent areas of the tourist spots. PRACS will also provide charter-booking facilities to the tourists, he added. Daily hundreds of people visiting the historical spots of Taxila. The ruins of Taxila consist of many different parts of the city buildings and buddhist stupas which are located in a large area. The main ruins of Taxila are divided into three major cities, each belonging to a distinct time period. In addition to the ruins of the city, a number of buddhist monasteries and stupas also belong to the Taxila area. Some of the important ruins of this category include the ruins of the stupa at Dharmarajika, the monastery at Jaulian, the monastery at Mohra Muradu in addition to a number of stupas. While Changa Manga is a planted forest and a wildlife center in Lahore District. It covers an area of 4,860 hectares (12,000 acres) and is one of the largest man-made forests on the planet. The planting and irrigation of it took place in the 19th century in the era of the British Raj due to the need for timber for the Indian railway network. The Changa Manga forest is a hot spot concerning wildlife in Punjab. Wildlife within the borders of the plantation include a small remaining population of Nilgai, hog deer, wild boar and possibly axis deer. Jackal and Asiatic wild cat can be found in Changa Manga as well. Changa Manga serves as a wildlife breeding center. Changa Manga plantation is an important place for restocking projects of Asiatic vultures in Pakistan. Parts of the forest have now been developed into a park with a rail road which gives the visitor a 25 km ride on a miniature train through the forest. There is a lake called Lunar Lake where boating is possible. The forest park has good recreational facilities and a good quality hotel.