ISLAMABAD - The administration of Pakistan Railways has issued introductory fare for the newly inaugurated Parcel Express.

According Railways official on Friday, the fare would be Rs 7.50 per kg from Lahore to Karachi, Rs 6.60 from Lahore to Hyderabad, Rs 6 from Faisalabad to Hyderabad and Rs 6.60 from Faisalabad to Karachi. While Rs 8.70 per kg will be from Karachi to Lahore, Rs 7.60 from Karachi to Faisalabad, Rs 7.60 from Hyderabad to Lahore and Rs 6.90 from Hyderabad to Faisalabad.

The introductory fare had implemented for one a month. It is pertinent to mention here that Pakistan Railways recently started a Parcel Express Train from Lahore-Karachi-Lahore via Faisalabad.

The running time of Parcel Train from Lahore to Karachi was around 22 hours and has 13 luggage vans and capacity of one luggage van was 10 tonnes.

APP from Islamabad: Showing zero tolerance against illegal state land grabbers across the country, the Pakistan Railways has so far got vacated over 3,498 acres of its land from encroachers in a period of almost last four years.

“A total of 3,498.579 acres of Railways land has been retrieved and regularized till last year after a detailed survey and subsequent campaign launched against encroachers on directives of the Supreme Court,” official sources in the Ministry of Railways told APP.

The anti-encroachment drive, they said, was being monitored by the divisional superintendents, railway headquarters and at the level of ministry. Besides a comprehensive policy was in place to prevent further encroachments, making railway officers and police responsible ‘in case of any new encroachment.’