- Mar 21, 2009
only 76 locomotives in working condition out of 520 in pORKISTAN railways
ISLAMABAD: The shortage of locomotives in the Pakistan Railways has reached such a crisis stage that an emergency plan that they have stopped the services of 115 trains due to a shortage of engines, a media report said Monday. PAKISTAN had purchased 75 locomotive engines in 2003 from china out of which 50 have already turned to be scrap within3 years of purchase.
porkistan has signed a agreement with China as per agreement china will temporarily give 50 locomotive engines on lease for which pORKISTAN will be paying unbearable cost of $2,600 per locomotive per day. expenses of the pORKISTAN railways are estimated at Rs.45 billion, which are three times the targeted earnings of Rs.15 billion.
Few days back the trains had to be stopped across pORKISTAN as pORKISTAN railways had not paid to oil supplying companies .
pORKISTAN'S request to India for supply of locomotive engines has already been turned down by Indian Govt .