For the next few days, till the tracks are repaired, Pakistan Railways (PR) has suspended operation of five express trains on the Main Line-1 due to the worsening flood situation that has washed away rail tracks at various locations.
The trains whose operations have been stopped included Awam Express, Tezgam Express, Pakistan Express, Karakoram Express and Karachi Express. The operations of Jafar Express and Bolan Mail have already been suspended.
“Due to the rain and flood situation in Sindh and Balochistan, we are left with no option but to stop operation of these trains. It has been done in view of the safety of the passengers,” PR Chief Executive Officer Farrukh Taimur said in a statement on Monday.