'Emergency chain-pull levers not installed at prominent places in new railway coaches'.


LAHORE -- Railway passengers have complained that emergency chain-pull levers in new coaches purchased by the Pakistan Railways are not been installed at prominent places.

In the past, four chain-pull levers in red colour were used to be installed at prominent places in a passenger coach, but in the new ones, a steel-colour lever was fixed at their end-walls, which a passenger could hardly find in case of emergency,

Daily Passengers Association (DPA) Chairman Hafiz Abdul Qayyum told reporter on Sunday.

He demanded that the levers should be installed at four prominent places so that passengers could use them in emergency situations. An emergency exit door should also be affixed in the middle of every passenger coach like that of the Indian railway, he added.

He said for years, a printed warning about smoking and carrying any inflammable...

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