Provisional Government’s asked to depute guards on railway crossing

Railways Minister Khawaja Saad Rafique says there are two thousand four hundred and seventy unmanned level crossings across the country which needs to be manned to avoid accidents.

Addressing a news conference in Lahore this evening, he said manning the level crossings is responsibility of the provincial governments.

Giving the breakup, he said of these one thousand one hundred and ninety five are in Punjab, one hundred and thirty three in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, five hundred and four in Sindh and eighty six in Balochistan.

The Railways Minister said his ministry has sent numerous letters to all provincial governments to play their role in manning the level crossings but only Punjab provided necessary funds for this purpose.

He said eighty people have died in railway crossing accidents across the country during the last three years.