RAWALPINDI– General Manager (Operations) of Pakistan Railways, Junaid Qureshi on Friday informed the quarters concerned that the Lunda bazaar and a van stand adjoining Rawalpindi station is a big security risk.
He requested to take appropriate measures for ensuring foolproof security arrangements at the station.
The GM suggested the immediate removal of the ill-organised van stand and Lunda bazaar to ensure improved security system, which is stretched over around one-kilometre along the railway track.
Chairing a meeting, the GM directed the railway officials to ensure timely departure and arrival of trains, as it would help restore confidence of passengers in railways service.
Among others, Divisional Superintendent Syed Munawar Shah, Divisional Personnel Officer Shafiq Tahir, Divisional Mechanical Engineer Abu Bakar, DN-I Nooruddin, DTO Mariyam Gilani and SSP Railway Rawalpindi Muhmmad Ahmed Mukhtar attended the meeting.
Divisional Superintendent, Munawar Shah informed the meeting that Pakistan Railways has so far repaired 56 locomotives, while 16 more would be overhauled by end of the current month. He said addition of more engines in the railway fleet would improve its efficiency.
Munawar claimed that all trains are departing from Rawalpindi Station and arriving there in accordance with given schedule, saying “All trains are well in time at the station.” The General Manager asked to give special focus on improving the freight service, bringing maximum number of goods trains at the track.