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The Pakistan Railway has announced to increase the fare of the train by 10-19 per cent, a notification issued on Tuesday.

As per details, the ministry said that the revised fares will come into effect from December 7.

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Railway Ministry Sheikh Rasheed Ahmad said that there will be an increase of 12 per cent on the fare of Karachi Express, Business Express, Shalimar and Shah Hussain Express while 13 per cent on Khyber Mail, Awami Express and Allama Iqbal Express.

As per the new fare schedule, there will be a hike of as much as Rs500 on the business class of Green line train and Karakoram Express from Karachi to Lahore. The economy class fare has been raised by Rs170 whereas fare of A/C sleeper of Karachi Express, Business Express, Shalimar and Shah Hussain is increased by Rs670.

The fares of Tezgam train from Karachi to Rawalpindi has been surged by Rs 890 for A/C sleeper, Rs 660 for business class and Rs 210 for economy class.

The A/C sleeper, business class and economy class fares of Khyber Mail Express, which runs from Karachi to Peshawar, will increase by Rs 850, Rs 600 and Rs 190 respectively.