Pak Affairs

Commuters experiencing hardships due to closure of railway level crossing

LAHORE: Commuters reacted here Monday to a notification issued by the Pakistan Railways about closure of the railway level crossing near Lahore Race Club (LRC) in Kot Lakhpat from April 10 (Thursday) due to what it called the financial constraints. According to the locals this is the second level crossing in Kot Lakhpat area being closed by Pakistan Railways after the one near PECO Factory over the last two months.

The closure of the crossings will not only make the commuters to cover an additional four kilometres to reach the industrial area in Kot Lakhpat, Central Jail and Ministry of Industries offices like that of TUSDEC, Pakistan Dairy Development Company and Cement Research and Development Institutes but also result in severe traffic jams on all the major arteries in Southern Lahore.

The residents of the Kot Lakhpat have appealed to Pakistan Railways authorities to take notice of this humanitarian issue and order re-opening of the PECO railway crossing and cancel its decision to close Lahore Race Club Level Crossing.-SANA

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