Pakistan Railway Announces Eid Special Scheme and Schedule

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Pakistan Railway Announces Eid Special Scheme and Schedule

Pakistan Railways has announced a special scheme for Eid-ul-Adha, which includes the operation of three special trains to facilitate holiday travel. This initiative aims to ensure that people can travel conveniently to celebrate the festive occasion with their families.

Special Eid Train Schedule and Details

Special Eid Train Schedule and Details

Pakistan Railways will run three special trains to accommodate the increased travel demand during Eid-ul-Adha. Here are the details:

  1. Karachi to Peshawar:
    • Departure Date: June 14
    • Departure Time: 6:30 PM
    • Coach Type: Economy class only
  2. Karachi to Lahore:
    • Departure Date: June 15
    • Departure Time: 9:30 PM
    • Coach Types: Business, standard, and economy class
  3. Quetta to Various Destinations:
    • This train will cater to travelers from Quetta, ensuring they can reach their destinations for Eid.

Travel Dates and Times

To make it easier to plan your travel, here is a table summarizing the special Eid trains:

Departure CityDestinationDeparture DateDeparture TimeCoach Types
KarachiPeshawarJune 146:30 PMEconomy
KarachiLahoreJune 159:30 PMBusiness, Standard, Economy
QuettaVariousTo be AnnouncedTo be AnnouncedTo be Announced

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Eid-ul-Adha Moon Sighting and Celebration

According to the Climate Data Processing Centre, the Zilhajj moon is expected to be sighted on June 7 (Friday). Here are some key points:

  • Moonrise on June 6: 5:38 PM
  • Sunset on June 6: 7:20 PM
  • Moon Visibility: The moon is expected to be visible for 72 minutes after sunset.

Based on these predictions, Eid-ul-Adha is likely to be celebrated in Pakistan on June 17 (Monday).

What are the dates for the special Eid trains?

The special trains will operate on June 14 and June 15, 2024.

What destinations will the special Eid trains cover?

The special trains will travel from Karachi to Peshawar and Lahore. Additionally, a special train will run from Quetta to various destinations.

What types of coaches will be available on the special Eid trains?

The Karachi to Peshawar train will have economy-class coaches only.
The Karachi to Lahore train will feature a mix of business, standard, and economy-class coaches.

When is Eid-ul-Adha expected to be celebrated in Pakistan?

Eid-ul-Adha is expected to be celebrated on June 17, 2024, depending on the sighting of the Zilhajj moon on June 7.


Pakistan Railways’ special Eid scheme aims to provide convenient travel options for people looking to celebrate Eid-ul-Adha with their loved ones. With three special trains scheduled, travelers can plan their journeys accordingly and ensure a comfortable trip during the festive season.

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