With the derailing of railways, increasing number of trucks are being utilized for transportation of goods from the port city of Karachi to upward destinations in different parts of the country. This means an increased consumption of petrol as well as diesel by these trucks.

When the railway goods trains were being used for transportation of imported goods from Karachi to upward destinations, a goods train carried huge quantity of goods in 16 to 20 or even more coaches, but this is not the case anymore which is quite alarming. All those concerned, particularly the trucks owners and drivers ought to be motivated in this regard to try to affect as much fuel saving as possible. We should also look at the Railways Ministry to start the service once again.


Lahore, April 27.