The Anjuman Tajran Sadiqabad has demanded immediate reinstatement of operation of Super Express here and approval of stopovers of Pakistan Express and Shalimar Express so as to facilitate the citizens.
Anjuman President Khalid Saleem, Secretary General Ehsanul Haq and other office-bearers said that for travelling towards Faisalabad, Toba Tek Singh and other areas, the local traders had to face a number of difficulties as the train facility was not available at the Sadiqabad Railways Station. The president said that Sadiqabad links three provinces of Pakistan, claiming that the station generated better revenue than any other station.
In September, 2012, Jafar Express and Super Express were made dysfunctional. However, Jafar Express has been reinstated while the Super Express was still dysfunctional, he regretted. He was of the view that the stopover of Shalimar Express in Sadiqabad was necessary for the local people. He demanded that Federal Minister for Railways should take steps for early restoration of the operation of Super Express and approval of stopovers of Shalimar Express and Pakistan Express in Sadiqabad Railways Station.
PUBLIC RELIEF CLAIMED: Market Committee Chairman Talib Hussain during the committee meeting claimed that the rates of vegetables and fruit have been brought down on directive of the Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif. He said that the people were being provided with quality food at reasonable prices at local markets and bazaars.
Moreover, he added, the system of checks and balances was fully operational. The meeting was told that work for the construction of a shed at the vegetables market would start soon and it would complete at a cost of Rs4.3 million by February. It was further said that land for dislocation of grain market would be selected and acquired shortly to facilitate the traders and solve the traffic problems in the city.