Railways asks federal, provincial depts to pay due charges

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ISLAMABAD, Dec 16 (APP):Ministry of Railways has written a letter to different departments of federal and provincial governments to pay
Rs 2715.41 million on account of freight and level crossing maintenance charges.While giving details, an official in Ministry of Railways told APP that Railways has an outstanding amount of Rs 945.009 million against departments of federal government while Rs 1770.401 million against provincial government departments.
He said departments including Defence has to pay Rs 831.082 million on account of freight and level crossing maintenance charges, National Highway Rs 55.464 million of level crossing and maintenance authority charges, Postal Rs 19.994 million of land charges, Post Master General Rs 17.055 million of freight charges, State Bank of Pakistan Rs 12.799 million of freight charges and Controller General of Accounts, Islamabad Rs 8.615 million of pension share.
The provincial departments who have outstanding amounts include Food, Communication and Works, Irrigation, Police and Local Government and Community Development (Municipalities TMAs, TMOs etc, he added.
He said that Railways has to receive Rs 371.490 million from different departments of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Rs 1228.872 from Punjab, Rs 146.208 million of Sindh and Rs 23.831 million from Balochistan government departments.
The official said that the provincial government departments have to pay outstanding amount on account of level crossing and maintenance charges, passion share and land charges.
To a question, he said Railway Reservation counter is provided in the Parliament House during Assembly Session. The counter becomes functional two days before commencement of Assembly Session.
This counter is functional since 1980. First it was at the State Bank Auditorium in Islamabad which functioned as National Assembly of Pakistan. It has been shifted to the present Parliament House Building when it was inaugurated on May 1986, he added.