Negligence of coaster driver cause of Sheikhpura train accident: Rashid


Islamabad: July 04, 2020 (TNS): Minister for Railways Sheikh Rashid Ahmad has said that negligence of the coaster driver is the cause of the train accident near Farooqabad Sheikhpura in which 22 people were expired.

Addressing a news conference in Lahore today (Saturday), he said that the coaster driver tried to cross the railway track from an unmanned level crossing avoiding a gate crossing which was closed due to the train arrival.

The Minister said that after the project of Mainline-1, the track would be more protected and work on it would be started soon.

He said that the current year would be the year of railways complete revival. Sheikh Rashid said we will provide employment to more than one hundred thousand people in the railways soon.

Meanwhile, the dead bodies of 22 Sikh Yatrees were handed over to the bereaved families in Peshawar this evening.