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Railways allocates around 28 luxurious saloons for VIPs

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ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Railways has allocated as many as 28 luxury saloon coaches to facilitate VIPs traveling across the country.

Two highly luxurious coaches have been allocated for the Prime Minister while five coaches have been allocated for the Minister for Railways, an official in Ministry of Railways informed the Media.

He said that two saloons have been allocated to the federal government while one saloon each has been allocated to the Governor Sindh and Sindh government, Governor Balochistan, Governor Punjab and Punjab government.

In addition, eight saloons have been allocated for the Railway Headquarters Lahore, in which one each will be marked to Chief Executive Officer/General Manager (BS-22) Additional General Manager BS-21, Inspector General Railway Police, Federal Government Inspector, Chief Operating Superintendent and three saloons have been allocated for Principal Officers, he added.

The official said that the Principal Officers of Pakistan Railways were entitled to travel at these saloons/inspection coaches only when they were traveling on duty. Above these all, he said that luxury saloons were also available for private travel on a rental basis.

He said that saloons were very luxurious and had two rooms, bath, dining area and kitchen which is like a small house on wheels, as every facility is available in these cabins.

“The top officials can rent out these saloons for personal purposes otherwise most of the time these all saloons will remain parked,” he added.


M. Nasir Uddin commenced his career 25 years ago as sub-editor with PPI News Agency. For the last 20 years he remained associated with leading Urdu daily Express brought out from over ten different stations simultaneously. He reports religious parties, national politics and local bodies etc.