There should be no delay in the approval of the request for installations passing along the railway track or above the track.
If the items are monitored, the work will be done automatically. When processing the items passing through the railway track safety must be taken into consideration.
These views were expressed by Secretary / Chairman Railways Habib-ur-Rehman Gillani while taking a briefing on deposit work and NOC around the railway track at Railway Headquarters Office, Lahore.
He said that 90% of the NOC cases are related to the engineering department which requires permission for gas pipeline crossing, sewerage line crossing, cable crossing, overhead bridge overpass and under bridge works.
All these works should be allowed to be completed within three months under the Railway Rules so that there would be no delay on the part of the Railways.
The final approval should be sent to the Railway Headquarters and a copy should be sent to the DG Technical Ministry for monitoring the work.
Later, Tariq Farooq, Chief Executive Officer of M/S Waris International & M/S Plasser & Theurer gave a briefing to Secretary / Chairman Railways Habib-ur-Rehman Gillani on the maintenance of the track in a mechanized manner.
He presented a plan for the maintenance and repair of the railway track with modern machinery with various options.
Chairman Railways said to prepare two models after consultation with Railway officials for briefing again a month later.
He further said that some work needs to be outsourced and some needs to be done by the railways themselves so that the railways can be improved with modern requirements over time.
The meeting was attended by Chief Executive Officer Pakistan Railways Nisar Ahmad Memon, Additional General Manager Infrastructure Arshad Salam Khattak Additional General Manager Mechanical Salman Sadiq Sheikh, DG Technical Ghulam Qasim, Chief Engineer Open Line Irfanul Haq and other senior officers participated.