Constructing gates at railway crossings responsibility of provincial govt: Rashid
Statesman Report
LAHORE: Federal Minister for Railways Sheikh Rashid Ahmed on Saturday said it was the job of the provincial government to construct gates at railway crossings.
Rashid was addressing a press conference in Lahore a day after 19 people lost their lives in an accident near Sindh’s Rohri after a passenger bus tried to cross an unmanned railway crossing when a train was passing by.
In his talk Sturday, Rashid appealed to Sindh Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah to release pending funds to the railways department “so that these the gates can be completed”, adding that currently there were around 3,000 unmanned railway crossings between Karachi and Peshawar. He also announced that the Karachi to Peshawar Main Railway Line (ML-1) will be decided by May 10, as a result of which all manned and unmanned railway crossings will be removed.