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Railways increases fares for dam fund contribution

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Pakistan Railways has announced to increase fares for all classes for contribution to Diamer Bhasha and Mohmand dam fund, ARY News reported on Wednesday.

According to a statement released by the department, ticket prices will be increased by Rs.1, Rs.2 & Rs.10 for Economy and Business Class “in order to play a vital role in dam fund contribution”.

The statement says that an additional amount of Rs.1 shall be charged on the purchase of Economy Class ticket worth Rs.100 from each passenger and Rs.2 for tickets worth more than Rs.100.

In the same manner, an additional amount of Rs.10 shall be charged on A/C class ticket.

“This minor surcharge for Dam Fund shall be levied on all tickets, PTOs, free privilege passes, military vouchers, e-ticketing, computerized tickets PCTS, BTS and current reservations of Pakistan Railways,” reads the statement issued by PR.

The surcharge of dam fund shall not be a part of ticket fare but will rather be mentioned below the ticket and the collected amount shall be transferred to dam fund on monthly basis.

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