Railways police book 29 people for trespassing on railroads: spokesperson
Those booked were illegally crossing railway tracks
The Railways police have lodged cases against 29 people for trespassing on railroads, a Railways police spokesperson said Tuesday. Those booked for trespassing were seen “illegally” crossing railway tracks and platforms on their motorbikes, according to the spokesperson. The Railways IG has instructed his force take action against those violating the law. The spokesperson said the Railways police have launched an awareness campaign to make people follow rules and avoid accidents. Under the ongoing campaign, the police have put up banners and posters on all major stations and crossings across the country. The decision to launch the awareness campaign was taken keeping in view the rising number of accidents in the country. On July 3, at least 22 people were killed after a passenger train crashed into a passenger van at a railway crossing near Sheikhupura. The Railways officials had blamed the van driver for the accident. Quratulain, a spokesperson for the Pakistan Railways, had told reporters that the driver of the van took a hasty decision by driving onto the tracks.