Pakistan Railways has added insurances tax on each ticket. This Insurance agreement is signed with Postal life insurance and they will charge extra Rs 5 at the time of booking.
This insurance tax will be applicable on all type of passengers and booking whether they are going on long distance or short. This collected money will be paid to insurance company as premium.
In case of any accident, injury or death, through this insurance victim will get insurance money by insurance company and not by Pakistan Railways. According to insurance agreement Rs 1 million would be given in case of casualty and Rs 300,000 in case of injury through postal insurance.
But according to previous agreement on 2015 with Postal life insurance amount was of Rs 0.8 million given in case of casualty and Rs 300,000 in case of injury. According to that agreement insurance tax was about 2 or 3 Rs.
On 15th March Pakistan Railways is going to launch upgraded Karachi Express train which will depart every day from Karachi at 5 PM and will reach its destination, Lahore, at 11 am. The train has modern facilities, such as LED, WiFi, curtains, mineral water and separate staff for maintenance in each coach.