Green Line derailed near Padidan No fatalities, injuries reported

Green Line derailed near Padidan No fatalities, injuries reported

Staff Report

KARACHI: Two bogies of the Lahore-bound Green Line train derailed near Sindh’s Padidan on Friday morning.
Fortunately, there were no fatalities or injuries were reported, all passengers and crew were safe.
The passengers in the bogie were transferred to other carriages. However, traffic on the up-track has been hampered due to derailment. According to the chief officer of Pakistan Railways’ Sukkur Division, trains on the route will only travel on the down-track to avoid delays. He indicated that the train’s final two bogies, economy and power plant, had derailed. From Rohri, a rescue crane has been despatched to the up track to resume operations. Meanwhile, at the Kot Lalu and Padidan railway stations, the Sukkur Express and Khyber Mail have been delayed. It is with mentioning here that Pakistan Railways faced losses worth billions of rupees every year with no significant improvement in sight. Its performance has particularly gone down during the current regime of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf (PTI) which, like the previous government, have failed to turn around.