June 10, 2016


Rs 14bn share for new locomotives to help generate revenues


ISLAMABAD: The allocation of Rs 14 billion for procurement and manufacturing of new locomotives during the Fiscal Year 2016-17 will help Pakistan Railways to improve its services and generate more revenues.

This was stated by an official of Ministry of Railways while talking to APP on Friday. The process of rehabilitation of rolling stock would also be continued, the official added. Pakistan Railways has also planned to dispose off 183 old locomotives of different horse powers phase wise till the year 2019-20.

The ministry would dispose off 15 locomotives of 3000 horsepower, five each during the years 2017-18, 2018-19 and 2019-20, headded. The official said that Pakistan Railways would dispose off 16 engines of 2400 horse power in the years 2017-18, 2018-19 and 2019-20 and the ministry will dispose off 93 locomotives of 2000 horsepower and 59 of 1500 and below horse power during the same period.

To a question, the official said that Pakistan Railways had also planned to induct 281 new locomotives of Completely Knocked Down (CKD) in its fleet till financial year 2023-24. Pakistan Railways will induct 26 locomotives in financial year2017-18 in which six will be 4000HP and 20 will be 2000HP.

Likewise in year 2018-19, Pakistan Railways will induct 35 engines of 4000HP, 25 will be 3000HP and 10 will be 2000HP while inyears 2019-20 and 2020-2021, 50 locomotives of 4000HP would be added in the system.

In the year 2021-22, 30 locomotives of 3000 and 2000 HorsePower will be added, 25 engines will be inducted in year 2022-23 of3000HP and Pakistan Railways will inject 25 more locomotives in thefleet in year 2023-24.

Courtesy www.dailytimes.com.pk

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