(Pakistan News & Features Services)
The annual DS Special inspection of the 181-kilometere long single line ML-II track from Dadu to Kotri was carried out by the divisional officers of the Karachi division led by their Divisional Superintendent Arshad Salam Khattak.
The Pakistan Railways operates 213Up/214Down Moen-jo-Daro Express destined between Kotri and Rohri on this line.
The track and its right-of-way area were examined from the glass window, in the back, of the last coach during the running train as the process called as window trailing. The entire infrastructure entailing manned as well as unmanned level crossings, bridges, level between rails, conditions of stations and available record at all the stations en route were inspected physically by the visiting officers.
The anomalies that had been pointed out four months ago on August 24 during the inspection conducted by Federal Government Inspector of Railways FGIR had been rectified by the concerned officials and were appreciated by the Divisional Superintendent.
The paraphernalia available to the level crossings' staff was checked and its operational understanding was judged during the inspection.
Running test of deputed staff was also conducted that determined their physical ability to cope with any untoward situation.
As per customary practice, cash prizes were also awarded to the staff members for their sound knowledge and display of masterful skills.