“The stag shortage also leads to train accidents. These employees need to be paid more salaries. Besides, the government should reduce work stress by hiring more employees,” he said.
He pointed to medical reasons too. “Doctors such that long working hours have a domino effect on efficiency. Reduced work stress will only ensure the safety of passengers,” he added.
At present, Paramjit Singh said, railway employees were working for 15 to 17 hours at a stretch.
He said that the railways should fill the vacant posts.
They had submitted a memorandum to senior section engineer Des Raj Vishal, he added.