RAWALPINDI  - Railway tracks in the district are lacking proper safety measures like fence, which poses threat to the lives of people crossing the tracks.

It was learnt that many persons have lost their lives while crossing tracks due to the negligence of the railways authorities. People cross the railway tracks without any fear due to absence of barriers but railway police are playing the role of silent spectators over the matter of grave concern.

Sources said that people crossed the tracks at random points due to lack of proper safety measures and fences around it despite proper crossing points at Mareer Pul, Dhok Charaghdin, Saraie Kharboza and others.

Moreover, concerned authorities have failed to install signboards inscribed with literature restricting public from crossing tracks at random points.

The citizens have demanded of the DS Railways to take notice of the matter and ensure necessary safety arrangements. They also demanded action against those walking on railway tracks.