Railway Department spokesman said that the implementation of restricting train operation will begin on March 25.
In a high level meeting chaired by Sheikh Rasheed in Lahore, it has been decided to restrict train operation. In the first phase, 10 passenger trains will be closed.
According to the railway spokesman, 134 passenger trains are currently operating in Pakistan. The department has also decided to cancel 8 trains that operate from Karachi, Sheikh Rasheed said, adding that it is not in my power to stop the entire train operation.
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Sheikh Rasheed said that different trains with fewer passengers can be integrated, the Railway Department is doing all possible to protect the passengers and staff.
Sources said that the decision was taken to stop the trains at the request of the Sindh government, alternative arrangements would be made for the passengers who were suspended, the Pakistan Railways did not have enough money to return the fare.
Considering that another neglect of the Karachi administration had come to light yesterday, the railway staff was forced to work without masks and hand sanitizers. Checking traffic without unnecessary people also became a danger to the staff and passengers. No arrangements were made for the safety of passengers at the railway stations. Sources said the railway administration did not facilitate any clerk, washing line personnel, clerks, ticket checkers working without masks and sanitizer.