Railways minister wants to have all level railway crossings manned

Railway Minister wants to expand RAILCOP, PRACS and resolve land ownership and debt repayment conflicts.

Web Desk July 13, 2013
The Minister and his team of senior officials will meet all Provincial Chief Ministers. PHOTO: FILE

ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for Railways Khwaja Saad Rafique on Saturday wrote to all the provincial Chief Ministers to convert unmanned level railway crossings into manned crossings.

According to an official release, Rafique intends to meet the Chief Ministers along with his team of senior officials to discuss issues relating conversion of unmanned crossings into manned ones, since the responsibility of financing the conversion of unmanned crossings under the Railways Act of 1890 lies with the concerned road owning authority.

The Railways minister is also expected to take up matters pertaining to conflicts over land ownership, payment of arrears to Railways (outstanding on part of provincial governments under different heads), and other related issues.

Expansion of Railcop, Pracs

Rafique directed officials in the top echelon of Railways to approach the relevant bodies in the federal and provincial governments, as well as the private sector, for the acquisition and expansion of business for RAILCOP and PRACS.


A Pakistani | 10 years ago | Reply

@ Tamur & expaki Pakistan Railways has a monthly payroll expense of Rs 1000 million since the number of its employees & pensioners is 150,000 all over Pakistan. [Courtesy: nepotism of PPP regimes].

Rather than firing the large workforce and causing unemployment in the country, it is a useful method to keep the surplus staff employed for the benefit of Pak Railways and for the benefit of entire Pakistan.

expaki | 10 years ago | Reply

@Tamur: "Why manned " Tamur that because has to find job for his CHAMCHAAY. otherwise as you said, automation is more easy and cheap than ......... his Lotay and CHAMCHAAY.

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