The Pakistan Railways is planning to introduce an electronic ticketing (E-ticketing) system during the current year and work on it is almost completed, according to minister Khawaja Saad Rafique on Friday.
While revealing the information at the inauguration of Karachi Express, Rafique said United Bank Limited had offered its services regarding the E-ticketing; however, other A-class banks would be welcomed in case of competitive charges.
The minister said Rs65 million had been spent on up-gradation of the Karachi Express train and several modern facilities had been introduced. “When services and facilities are provided, expenditures also go up,” said Rafique.
However, the fare has not been increased and only some concessions had been withdrawn. He said the fare of all classes of Karachi Express train was the same as those of Business Express train.