Railway plans to install fire fighting system in train coaches

ISLAMABAD, Dec 30 (APP):The Ministry of Railways was planning to install fire fighting system in every coach of passenger trains to avoid any untoward incident in future.

“Instructions have already been issued for installation of two cylinders of fire protection system in every coach, so the accident in trains can be avoided,” an official in the Ministry told APP.

He said Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) regarding carrying of dangerous or offensive goods, gas cylinders and oil stoves were being implemented by Pakistan Railways in letter and spirit to ensure safe journey of the passengers.

The official urged the passengers not to carry gas cylinders in the passenger coaches as this practice was an offence under the Railways Act, besides having dangerous consequences.

He said that Pakistan Railways had generated revenue of Rs 104.862 million through sale of scrap, adding the department had set a target to sale about 1250 tons scrape during current financial year.
The official hoped that Pakistan Railways would earn around Rs 60 billion revenue surplus to the target set for the current financial year.

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