Pakistani Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif on Friday afternoon launched the Green Line train service between Islamabad and Karachi with new coaches from China.
In his speech on the occasion, he endorsed the concept of outsourcing Pakistan Railways to make it better equipped and at par with contemporary services.
The Prime Minister visited various coaches of the train and appreciated the services provided for the travellers to make their journey comfortable.
The new train service, comprising modern coaches imported from China, was launched from the Margalla railway station, in the Federal Capital.
The Green Line train will have stops at the stations of Rawalpindi, Chaklala, Lahore, Khanewal, Bahawalpur, Rohri, Hyderabad and Drigh Road, Karachi. The turnaround time of the Green Line is set at 22 hours, which will be reduced gradually.
In his address, Minister for Railways Khawaja Saad Rafiq announced that the ticket would cover breakfast, lunch, hi-tea, and dinner besides Wifi. Apart from this, he said high-quality bedding and utility kits will also be provided to the passengers.