Shalimar Express back on track!


After remaining static for months, Pakistan Railways’ Shalimar Express is back on the track. Federal Railways Minister Ghulam Ahmad Bilour inaugurated the Shalimar Express on Friday. The re-launch of the train service was seen as a sign of the railway’s fear of being superseded by the private sector-run Pak Business Express, which started operating nearly a month ago. The newly launched Shalimar Express will leave for its first journey at 6am on Saturday (today) from the Lahore Railway Station. The Karachi-bound train will stop at six stations – including Faisalabad, Multan, Bahawalpur, Rahim Yar Khan, Rohri and Hyderabad before arriving at its destination at midnight.
Addressing the inaugural ceremony, Bilour announced salary bonuses for the railways officials who refurbished the wagons and locomotive of the Shalimar Express. He said despite experiencing difficulties, the railway officials were trying to keep as many trains as possible on the tracks. He stated that during the last three months, 25 engines had been made operational after necessary maintenance and another 16 engines were being renovated. He said these engines would join the fleet by the end of March.


  1. This is a good news.but i traveled on 18-03-2013 from Lahore to Hyderabad .i have allotted birth no 4 in coach no 2 ,my reference ticket no is 1398532 .I have a complain of over crowded passengers,they have only current ticket without booking of any seat / birth,due to which passengers having booking disturbed to much.Passengers having current tickets sitting in galleries ,in front of toilets and making request to sit on seats,many of them were old age ,ladies ,& children ,due to which we feel guilty to refuse them not to sit on it is requested to management of train ,pl don't issue any extra ticket ( with out booking)so that your customer may enjoy the journey instead of painful journey.

  2. shalimar night coach me argent ticket ka bhi hisab kitab hona chahye kion k jo log kise masle me yani kisi k intqal wagera me argent jana chahte he wo ja sken

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