Allout efforts to improve Railways: Bilour

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ISLAMABAD  - Federal Minister for Railways Ghulam Ahmed Bilour has said that all out efforts are being made to improve performance  of PR and.

In a media interview, he said that locomotives that were not in running condition’ are being locally repaired and overhauled at Central Diesel Locomotive (CDL) workshop at a cost of millions of rupees by utilizing Pakistan Railways own resources and manpower.

There are over 12000 parts in a locomotive; he said adding local and imported spare parts were used to overhaul rail engines.

At present’ he said’ Pakistan Railways have total 148 locomotives which are in running condition but Indian Railways have 8300 locomotives then how one can compare Indian Railways with Pakistan Railways.To a question the Minister said most of the railway fleet including passenger coaches’ freight wagons and locomotives are outdated and Pakistan Railways need a massive funding for restructuring.


Courtesy: The Nation

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