Train Accidents Decline Drastically During 2021-22

ISLAMABAD, (UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News – 18th Mar, 2022 ) :Pakistan Railways has beefed up precautionary measures that helped in drastically lowering accidents from 145 in 2020 to 53 within the first half of 12 months 2021-2022 as a result of efforts being undertaken to scale back trespassing at un-manned degree crossings and un-authorized places.

The security of practice operations as per the efficiency settlement signed with the prime minister by the Federal Minister for Railways, Railways has proven appreciable progress owing to security of trains, an official instructed APP.

The current authorities was taking a number of steps to enhance the Railway providers together with the problems associated to trace upkeep that got prime precedence, the official added.

In this regard, the official mentioned that 40 un-manned degree crossings had been upgraded and manned and 1,561 un-authorized places (trespassing sides) had been closed.

He mentioned the punctuality of trains was improved and all of the trains had been being monitored, reviewed and rectified. To facilitate passengers, a cellular software “Pak rail live” has additionally been launched for actual time monitoring of trains.

The official mentioned on account of shut monitoring of trains at Divisional Headquarters and Ministry degree, the punctuality of trains has improved from 63 p.c in monetary 12 months 2019-20 to 80 p.c in monetary 12 months 2020-21.

To a query, he mentioned that first help posts are established in Assistant Station Masters workplaces and Police Help Line Centres in any respect Railway Stations the place para-medical employees/employees educated in first help is offered together with first help field/emergency kits around the clock.

He mentioned the primary help field/emergency kits had been accessible with In-charge Guards in all operating trains who had been educated in first help and supply first help to sick passengers.

The official mentioned that in case of great sickness In-charge Guard name the docs at subsequent coming station for offering additional medical care.

Due to constant efforts by the current authorities, the freight sector had additionally proven appreciable enchancment and a median of 25,054 tons per day had been transported from Karachi throughout 2020-21 as in comparison with 23,051 tons per day throughout 2019-20, he added.

He mentioned the aggressive freight charges to draw extra visitors have been launched and excessive capability/ excessive velocity hopper vehicles have been inducted within the present fleet for swift motion/unloading of coal.

The official mentioned that outsourcing of freight trains has additionally been initiated below Pakistan Railways Freight Transportation Company (PRFTC) to earn extra income for the division.

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