Passengers suffer as trains left stranded whole night over drivers’ strike
LAHORE (Web desk) – Passengers landed into immense trouble as railway drivers went on a strike over non-fulfillment of their demands.
Trains remained stranded whole night as a result of the strike. Railway drivers while disrupting the entire system stopped the operations of Tezgam, Karakoram Express, Fareed Express, Khyber Mail, Allama Iqbal, Millat Express and Pakistan Express at Rohri, Mehrabpur, Khairpur and other stations.
Passengers waited for long hours as Shalimar Express, Krachi Express, night coach and other trains were delayed at Lahore stations.
Similar situation occurred at Karachi and Rohri railway station where troubled passengers were seen slamming the railway authorities.
The train drivers have demanded the authorities to provide them mileage allowance, reinstatement of suspended collegaues and up-gradation of pay scale.
In the after math of the strike, railway authorities in bid to control the situation arranged for alternative drivers and restored the operation.
Later, the strike ended in Karachi and Awam Express departed from Cantt railway station following a delay.