Trains suspension: bread earners in dire straits


Lahore: (APP) Rail passengers who travel to the metropolis on daily basis face many problems due to the suspension of trains within the Lahore division.
Most of the passengers have to adopt alternate transportation and thus spend far more on fares as transporters continue to fleece people to make most of the scenario sans local trains.
Standing at Lahore General Bus Stand, Usman, Tahir, Talha, Rafiq and some other commuters suggested that railway officials should restore trains fully to facilitate public as  common man cannot afford expensive road travelling or private transport.
They said that per month income of most passengers belonging to other cities is under Rs. 10,000 and they have to spend more than Rs 7000 on travel only to reach their work
place in the city.This has thus made life very hard for them. Basher, Farrukh, Amjad, Taha and some other passengers said that they were afraid of bus accidents as in the
last two months alone more than 50 passengers lost their lives and several suffered injuries.
All the commuters fervently appealed to the government  to fully restore train service in the large interest of public.