DRM Ferozepur Division, Anuj Parkash, could not be contacted as he was away to Delhi in connection with pre discussions with the senior officers with regard the meeting scheduled for March 29. However, PRO Santosh Tiwari confirmed about non-receipt of clearance for the meeting.
In fact, railway is playing a vital role in maintaining the relations between the two countries with the introduction of Samjhauta Express from Attari.
The issues to be taken up in the meeting relating to railways were delay in running of express and goods trains, security, check over drug smuggling, to stop electrical wastage, to reduce documentation, return of parts given for maintenance for Indian railways, exchange of railway land record at the time of partition of India and Pakistan etc.
Earlier, the meeting between the countries used to be at the zero line near the Attari railway station (Amritsar), which has not taken place with unknown reasons for the last three years despite the fact that during 2015, railway officials from Indian side had gone for the meeting at the zero line but due to technical formalities, it could not be held.
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