KARACHI– The two-day annual inspection of Karachi Railways division jointly conducted by the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and the Federal Government Inspector of Railways (FGIR) concluded here on Tuesday.
The FGIR Special team comprised of FGIR Asif Mateen Zaidi, Chief Engineer (Open Line) Shahrukh Afshar, Divisional Superintendent Karachi Arshad Salam Khattak, Chief Commercial Manager Rubina Nasir, representatives of different branches from PR Headquarters Lahore and divisional officers from Karachi division.
The annual CEO & FGIR inspection is the highest level inspection of railway infrastructure, especially its track, followed by the annual DS Special, quarterly inspection by Divisional Engineer, monthly by Assistant Executive Engineer, weekly by Permanent Works Inspector and daily by mates.
Almost 408 kilometers of railways’ track of Karachi division, 227 kilometers from Karachi to Tando Adam on ML-I and 181 kilometers from Kotri to Dadu on ML-II, along with different stations, manned and unmanned level crossings and bridges were thoroughly inspected.
The level between the rails was repeatedly examined during the CEO & FGIR inspection with special focus at curvatures, level crossings and bridges. Preparedness of staff at level crossings was judged by inquiring them the troubleshooting of accidental and tricky scenarios. Cash prizes were also given to the staff possessing expertise and skills in coping with risky situations.
The paraphernalia available to the level crossing staff was checked and works stores enroute were visited by the CEO & FGIR special team. The strength and durability of bridges were also gauged.
The CEO Pakistan Railways Mr. Dost Ali Laghari said that provision of safe journey to the passengers is the top priority of Pakistan Railways. He directed the officers for ensuring a fully safe and secure journey besides overcoming the loopholes in the system.— PRESS RELEASE