By Abdul Qadir Qureshi
(Pakistan News & Features Services)
The Chief Executive Officer of the Pakistan Railways, Nisar Ahmad Memon, has pointed out that the frequency of train incidents could be drastically curtailed through frequent inspection of tracks and the rolling stock.
“Though diligent and periodic inspections from the lowest to the highest level of FGIR, besides beefed up fieldwork at diesel sheds and tracks by officers and staff is most imperative to ward off major and minor accidents, he observed while chairing a meeting of officials of Karachi Railways Division at the DS Office, housed at City Station, Karachi.
He figured out that recurrence of untoward railway accidents has grossly tarnished the railways image and called for dedicated efforts at all levels.
He added that performance of officers and officials had linear relationship with the perception of railways and everyone was required to contribute towards image building of the department through consistent performance.
Nisar Memon further pointed towards safety aspect as top priority of Railways and made it clear that there can be no compromise in this prime objective involving safety of precious human lives.
The Divisional Superintendent Railways Karachi, Muhammad Hanif Gul endorsing the remarks of the CEO, stated that people travelling via railways reposed their trust with the department and it was their prime responsibility to provide them a safe and secure journey.
Senior divisional officials put forth various issues before the CEO which were resolved on the spot. The CEO directed few officers from headquarters also for taking remedial measures where ever required in Karachi division immediately so that better transport facility is ensured for travelling public.