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Tezgam (Urdu: تیز گام ‎) is a daily express train service between Karachi and Rawalpindi in Pakistan. Tezgam means "fast runner". It is one of the oldest and popular trains of Pakistan. It was started in 1950s between Karachi and Peshawar. Later[when?] its route was shortened[why?] to Karachi and Rawalpindi.[1]

Tezgam
Overview
Service typeExpress
Current operator(s)Pakistan Railways
Websitewww.pakrail.com/
Route
Start Karachi Cantt
Stops21
EndRawalpindi
Distance travelled1,548 kilometres (962 mi)
Service frequencyDaily
Train number(s)7 UP (Karachi->Rawalpindi),
8 DN (Rawalpindi->Karachi)
On-board services
Class(es)Economy, AC Business and AC Sleeper
Seating arrangementsAvailable
Sleeping arrangementsAvailable
Catering facilitiesAvailable
Baggage facilitiesAvailable
Technical
Track gaugeBroad Gauge
Route map
Tezgam route map

Tezgam has Economy, AC Business and AC Sleeper accommodation. It covers 1,548 kilometres (962 mi) distance from Karachi to Rawalpindi in 25 hours and 30 minutes.[citation needed]

On 31 October 2019, A Tezgam express train caught fire after a gas cylinder brought on to the train by a passenger exploded. The fire engulfed three carriages, killing at least 74 people and injuring 40 more.[2] An investigation has begun.

RouteEdit

Karachi to Rawalpindi via Hyderabad, Rohri, Bahawalpur, Multan, and Lahore

Train stopsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ IRFCA: Pakistan Railway Train Names Author: Owais Mughal, Retrieved on 1 July 2013
  2. ^ "Dozens die in Pakistan train inferno". 1 November 2019. Retrieved 3 November 2019.
  3. ^ Pakistan Railways official website, Tezgam Timings Archived 30 May 2015 at the Wayback Machine, Retrieved on 14 August 2012