Pakistan Institute of Development Economics

Discourse Vol 1, Issue 2
Railways Ticketing System
Publication Year : 2022

BACKGROUND

The country transportation, play an important role to improve the socio-economic growth. In addition to socio-economic devel-opment transportation play a vital role for country internal peace and national integration, nation defense and growth of civilization. Transport sector is also a source of revenue for the government. One of the old and inherited mean of transportation is railway sector.

In 1847 henry Edward commissioner of Sindh give the idea of railway. In 1861 the first public railway was established covering distance of 105 miles from Karachi to Kotri. At the time of Independence 8122 kilometer of railway routes were given to Pakistan. Pakistan railway is playing very important role since from the day of  independence. Along with the cheapest mode of transportation for the passenger it is a huge source of employment. It providing directly employment to almost 750000 person & indirect employment is ten time higher than this. In the time of any disaster railway is considered the most preferred mode of transportation.

Over the last few years Pakistan railway is facing huge loss. This loss is because of some operational issue, Mismanagement of timing of train, political issues, technical issues, and may be some managerial issues. These all are contributing to the downfall of railway.

Discourse Vol 1, Issue 2
Railways Ticketing System
Publication Year : 2022

BACKGROUND

The country transportation, play an important role to improve the socio-economic growth. In addition to socio-economic devel-opment transportation play a vital role for country internal peace and national integration, nation defense and growth of civilization. Transport sector is also a source of revenue for the government. One of the old and inherited mean of transportation is railway sector.

In 1847 henry Edward commissioner of Sindh give the idea of railway. In 1861 the first public railway was established covering distance of 105 miles from Karachi to Kotri. At the time of Independence 8122 kilometer of railway routes were given to Pakistan. Pakistan railway is playing very important role since from the day of  independence. Along with the cheapest mode of transportation for the passenger it is a huge source of employment. It providing directly employment to almost 750000 person & indirect employment is ten time higher than this. In the time of any disaster railway is considered the most preferred mode of transportation.

Over the last few years Pakistan railway is facing huge loss. This loss is because of some operational issue, Mismanagement of timing of train, political issues, technical issues, and may be some managerial issues. These all are contributing to the downfall of railway.