Suspension of trains creates difficulties for passengers


The passengers on Wednesday had to face great difficulties due to the suspension of trains in the Lahore division by the Pakistan Railway (PR) administration following the train torching incident in Kamonki the other day.
Daily Passengers Association PR President Chaudhry A Majid Bal said the suspension of the trains’ operation had created difficulties for the people traveling to other cities.
He lamented that only the passenger trains plying in the branch lines had been suspended and not the trains of the main lines. He alleged that PR administration had failed in running the affairs of railways adding that 123/UP Sargodha Express and Lahore shuttle train were also passenger trains but their operations had not been suspended.
Ashfaq Ahmad, a daily commuter who travels from Narowal to Lahore, said the PR administration had closed all trains of the section which created great difficulty for him to reach his workplace. He questioned why the PR administration was punishing its passengers for an incident which had nothing to do with the Narowal section. DPA Chairman Hafiz Abdul Qayyum demanded the Chief Justice of Pakistan to take suo motu notice against the PR administration for making the illogical decision of suspending the trains. He also demanded the Railways chairman and higher authorities to restore all trains for the convenience of the people.
Meanwhile, Divisional Superintendent Javaid Anwar Boobak said the trains had been suspended on the direction of Operations general manager and that all the trains will be restored as soon as the higher authorities issued directions regarding the restoration of their services.