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Railways plans to buy locomotives from Korea

Pakistan Railways is planning to buy diesel locomotives from South Korea for what a five-member delegation of the ministry is already in Seoul to negotiate the deal.
The delegation is headed by General Manager Operation, Muhammad Junaid Qureshi and comprises Chief Mechanical Engineer (Locomotives) Mubeen ud Din, Deputy Chief Mechanical Engineer (Diesel) Rahat Mirza, Manager Works Zulifqar Sheikh and Deputy Chief Planning of Pakistan Railways Karachi Muhammad Yusuf, an official said.
He said that during their stay in South Korea, the railway official would visit locomotive manufacturing plants, inspect the proposed engines and hold necessary meetings to finalize the purchase.
The official said that South Korea had upgraded their railways network from diesel to electrifying system to control the environment threats. He said that the Koreans have a sufficient stock of locomotives and have shown their interests to sale the diesel locomotives to Pakistan since these diesel locomotives are useless for them after running of locomotives on electricity.
The official said that on experimental basis South Korea may hand over five locomotives to Pakistan Railways free of cost that would follow the finalization of the deal.
He said these locomotives were manufactured by General Electric Company and available on cheap rates comparatively to the new ones available with United State of America and China made locomotives.
The official was of the view that after the successful deal, Pakistan Railways would be in a position to make operational all Korean locomotives after making necessary modification at Pakistan Railways Factory at Risalpur. The railways, is facing serious problems due to shortage of locomotives and there are only 70 to 80 fully functional locomotives against the demand of around 400, he added.



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7 Comments

  1. satccha said:

    dont forget to ask mr bilour
    he is some kinda wizard at this sorta stuff

  2. Akbar said:

    First China now Korea. Who is getting the commission under the table?

  3. Ravian said:

    Probably a better rate of commission prompted this change from China to South Korea. Now there is no need of doing anything UNDER the table – all and every thing OVER the table.

  4. Real Democrat said:

    Its not china or korea made engines, They are talking about buying scrapped US made engines by Korean Railways! as they have switched from Diesel to Electric engines. So its used engines deal, most likely these engine will be recycled but some gem crook in Pakistan side want to make some mega bucks in this deals.

    If Pakistan cant fix its own locomotives, wonder how they going to fix these used engines before putting into service?

  5. Dr.Khan said:

    Repeating same experiment,expecting different RESULTS…..GOODLUCK PKR…

  6. Iqtidar alam said:

    New minister railway, Khwaja Saad rafiq is doing well and he put all his efforts to revive the railway and to avoid from privatization . I think if the Korean locomotives are intact we shuld buy all on lenient terms.

  7. pnrsttus said:

    The pulse of the transportation segment in India is of course Indian Railways. Ministry of Railways, Govt. of India is the controlling body of this department. pnr statusb At the helm of affairs is the Union Minister for Railways (current position held by Mamata Banerjee) assisted by two ministers of State for Railways and administered by the Railway Board.

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