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By Our Correspondent
Wednesday, December 26, 2012
From Print Edition


THE Pakistan Railways in a public-private-partnership with the Shalimar group will start operating a new train from Lahore to Karachi in the name of Night Coach.


According to a press release on Tuesday, this train will start its journey at 6:00pm along the same route as Shalimar Express does and will reach Karachi at 12:00 noon the next day. The scheduled travel time is 18 hours.


The final agreement between the PR and Shalimar group will be signed on Wednesday (today).


The private partner in this venture has paid Rs 100 million for the renovation of locomotives while the cost of the train and resources used amounts a little over Rs 80 million.