Eid Rush! Railway passengers face problems

Lahore Railway Station serves more than 100,000 passengers on a daily basis and is the busiest railway station in the country. On occassions like Eid, people head to their home towns for spending Eid holidays that increases this traffic by several-fold.

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This time, Pakistan Railways decided to run three special Eid trains with added coaches headed for Faisalabad, Rawalpindi and Narowal in addition to a 100 or so daily departures which still were insufficient to cater to the demand.

Passengers were stranded at the station with congestion on all out-bound trains and with no space to even stand through the journey on trains. People had to head for bus transportation as an alternative, which, many say, is not a good choice because of over-charged fares and bad behavior of conductors.

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