Pakistan Railways to add 100 new locomotives for freight trains

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Railways is planning to add 100 more locomotives for freight trains by the end of next financial year.

“We will be bring hundred more engines on trace during next financial year which would help increase the frequency of rail traffic” an official in the Ministry of Railways told APP.

Capacity of luggage vans had been increased from 10 to 15 tons and initially these new vans were working with Karachi Express, the official added.

He said that Pakistan Railways was expected Rs 6 billion more income in current fiscal year than the previous year due to proper planning, determination and hard-working.

Giving details, he said, Pakistan Railways had earned Rs 19.83 billion during first ten months of the incumbent government which was Rs 5.27 billion more than the earning of previous year.

He said that administrative discipline, reduction in fare, restoration of freight trains, transparent selling of scrap and revenue collection from other government departments were some of the major actions which had diverted the department towards success.

He said the railways was planning to provide fresh dinner and breakfast to the passengers of Karachi Express train and the price would be inbuilt in the ticket, adding fresh food would be arranged at Sahiwal, Multan, Haiderabad and Karachi.

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