The Ministry of Railways has decided to reduce train fares by 5 to 10 percent following the reduction in prices of petroleum products.

According to details, Railways Minister Saaf Rafique has directed the administration to reduce train fares after the government slashed petrol and diesel prices by Rs18.50 per liter and diesel by Rs40.54 per liter respectively.

A meeting to revise and notify the train fares will be conducted soon under the chairmanship of Secretary Railways Zafar Ranjha. Sources told ARY News that fares of freight and parcel trains are also likely to be reduced.