District: Railway traffic remained suspended on Sialkot, Sambrial railway track

September 8, 2014 Off By Web Desk

Sialkot: The railway traffic remained suspended on Sialkot-Sambrial-Wazirabad railway track for the fifth consecutive day, as the repairing of this railway track , badly damaged by the flash flood, could not be completed.

Local officials of Pakistan Railways (PR) said that the said railway track was badly damaged by the flash flood in the Sialkot region and there was a shortage of the railways manpower here to repair this track.

They said that they had brought this situation into the notice of the PR Headquarters Lahore and now waiting for any “go ahead” from them, in this regard. They said that it would take a week for the complete repairing of this track, if the manpower is provided.

They also added that the railway traffic was also lying suspended for the last five days between Sialkot-Lahore due to badly damaged rail track near Pasrur-Sialkot and Qila Sobha Singh.

The PR officials revealed that the Sialkot-Lahore-Karachi bound Allama Iqbal Express will be destined only to Lahore railway station instead of coming to Sialkot till the flood situation returns to normalcy in Sialkot region.

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