By Abdul Qadir Qureshi
(Pakistan News & Features Services)
Upon the special directives of the Divisional Superintendent, Railways, Karachi, Muhammad Hanif Gul, a crackdown was carried out by the Divisional Commercial Officer (DCO), Nasir Nazeer, on vending stalls, restaurants and dining cars in trains.
The DCO Railway Karachi took action against vending stalls and confiscated all substandard and unapproved selling brands from the railways. Hundreds of substandard cold drinks and juices were wasted on the spot.
He imposed fines of Rs 50,000 on various stalls for selling unapproved and substandard brands on stalls while one stall was also closed and sealed. In addition, the DCO Karachi also cracked down on substandard and unapproved brands in restaurants and dining cars of various trains and recommended to the higher management to terminate the dining car contract of Pakistan Express.
According to special drive, the DCO Railway Karachi informed that strict action would be taken against the vendors for violating the rules.
He added that the purpose of this special campaign was to ensure availability of quality food items at the stations stalls and inside the trains to the railway passengers as well as to create a sense of responsibility among the vendors for selling only quality and approved food items to the passengers.