Islamabad, July 13, 2013 (PPI-OT): Federal Minister for Railways, Kh. Saad Rafique has officially communicated in writing to all Provincial Chief Ministers to convert the unmanned level railway crossings into manned level crossings.
In this regard, the Minister will meet all Provincial Chief Ministers along with his team of senior officials. Conversion of the unmanned level railway crossings into manned level crossings, resolution of conflict over land ownership between Pak Railways and Provinces, payment of arrears to Pak Railways, outstanding on part of provincial governments under different heads and other related issues shall be brought under discussion during the said meeting.
It may be noted here that under section 12 of the Railways Act 1890, the responsibility for financing for manning the unmanned level crossings lies with the concerned path / road owning authority.
Moreover, the Federal Minister has also directed the top notch of Pak Railways to approach various Departments of Federal and Provincial Governments as well as private sector for the acquisition / expansion of business for RAILCOP and PRACS, the two subsidiaries of Pak Railways.
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