Byline: MAHMOOD AHMAD MINHAS: Lahore.
The attention of railway authorities is invited to the present prevailing condition of railway travelling. Pakistan railway is one of the big source of travelling for long journey from Peshawar to Karachi. The passengers prefer to travel by railway because of safe and comfortable. The present condition of railway journey have become worst and unsafe due to various accident and derailment of trains by which many passengers are died and injured.
Most of the trains are found late in their schedule timing particularly on long route. The condition of every coach have become deteriorated irrespective of their category of classes. The building condition of almost railway stations have become time barred and in broken condition. If we visit Lahore railway station we will observe that not a single development is made after partition. This state of position indicate lack of proper attention toward development and maintenance of railway administration by the concerned authorities.
The previous history of railway reveals that in the past three/four decades one of the best railway journeys was found in the country. Never a train became late with locomotive engine. Coaches of the train were new, clean and comfortable. New train named Awam Express was introduced from Lahore to Karachi within schedule time of 15 hours. The journey by rail car from Lahore to Rawalpindi was the best source of travelling and passenger enjoy to travel by this train. Never heard any mishap and accident on rail track. Every employee of railway was happy and perform his duty efficiently and diligently and never thought of protest and strike.
Every railway stations were full rush of passengers. But on the other side at present every things have become changed in reverse position. In order to be in a good book, the minister is keen to introduce new passenger train without planning and after a certain period it failed with result to close the route. He is...