Sheikh Rasheed, the federal minister for Railways on Saturday asked the CM Sindh Murad Ali Shah to end all the unmanned railway crossings. His statement came to a day after a bus collided with a passenger train, leading to the deaths of 19 people and injuring dozens of others.
During a press conference, he said that he would like to request to CM Sindh to abolish all the unmanned railway crossings.
As per the initial reports, the collision between the train and the bus near Rohri when the train was on its way to Karachi from Rawalpindi. The collision led to the deaths of 19 people, which includes women and children.
Sheikh Rasheed said that the PM had called a meeting where he would ask about the progress of the Ministry of Railways. He said he is vowing that by the end of 5 years, Pakistan Railways would be a profitable institution.
While referring to the ML-1 project, he said that the verdict would soon be reached and added that if the ML-1 project commences, the unmanned railway crossings would be ended.
While mentioned the outbreak of the coronavirus in the neighbouring nations, he said that the operations of 4 trains have been suspended owing to the border closure.