Federal Minister for Railways Khawaja Saad Rafique has announced plans to install CCTV cameras in passenger trains in order to make travel more safe and secure. According to the details, the decision comes after multiple cases of sexual abuse and immoral activities being carried out on the passenger trains in recent years.
The decision was taken in the meeting chaired by the Railways Minister and attended by Chairman of Railways, Zafar Zaman Ranjha, the Additional Secretary of Railways, Syed Mazhar Ali Shah, and other relevant officials. In the meeting, the Railway Ministry was ordered to install CCTV cameras in trains to ensure passenger security.
He further added that Green Line passenger train will be restored and from next month onwards, it will be available for public use. Furthermore, the sought the feasibility report from the divisional superintendent (DS) Rawalpindi railways after meeting with district commissioner and others to start railway services between Malik Wal and Pind Dadan Khan.
The Railways Minister has already announced plans to upgrade the country’s five major railway stations on modern lines in order to facilitate the passengers and help the department generate more revenue. According to the details, the purpose of upgrading the railway stations is to make them commercial hubs for business activity.
The five railway stations include Karachi, Lahore, Faisalabad, Peshawar and Quetta. The PR official said that the decision was made in line with the direction of Minister for Railways Khawaja Saad Rafique. Meanwhile, he added that the government was taken several steps to improve the performance of the Pakistan Railways to provide maximum facilities.
In related news, the Sindh Government is mulling to launch its own Bullet Train from Karachi to Sukkur. In the initial phase, the provincial government will launch a Bullet Train from Karachi to Hyderabad in order to provide fast and reliable travel for the citizens.