Thursday, May 17, 2012

GM Railways visits loco shed

By Abdul Qadir Qureshi

The General Manager Pakistan Railways, Junaid Qureshi, paid a detailed visit to Locomotive workshop at Karachi cantonment Station and reviewed the availability of locomotives.

He was accompanied by Chief Mechanical Engineer, Mubinuddin and other Principal Officers from Railway headquarter Lahore and Divisional Superintendent Anzar Ismail Rizvi. During visit, he found 28 out of a total of 111 locomotives allocated for Karachi Railway Division, out of order.

On arrival at Loco shed, Junaid Qureshi was warmly welcomed by workers who assured him of their full cooperation in his efforts for revival of railway’s glory. He also discussed with the workers their problems and assured to solve them within the available resources.

He noticed that these locomotives can be repaired at the very loco shed and ordered immediate transportation of necessary parts from Rawalpindi to Karachi.

After taking over as General Manager earlier this month, Junaid Qureshi has started a series of visits to various railway divisions to review their working and performance in a bid to bring improvement in the railway operations.

He started his visits to these Divisions with first visit to Karachi Division during which he held meetings with the officials, staff and railway unions. He has planned similar review visits of Sukkur Division and Multan Division during the next few days.

The GM has decided that he will always travel by train to have an indepth study of railway installations, infrastructure facilities as well operational problems.

Junaid Qureshi has vowed to take Pakistan Railways to another level by mobilizing all the resources at their disposal.