PR to get used locomotives: what about new ones? | Pakistan Today

PR to get used locomotives: what about new ones?

The Pakistan Railways (PR) will float international tender for obtaining used locomotives on lease and deferred payment basis. An official of the PR told APP that the maintenance of these locomotives would be the responsibility of the successful bidder during the contract period. To a question, he said, the contract agreement for procurement of 58 (3000/2000 horse power) diesel-electric locomotives amounting to US $ 48.431 million has been signed to M/s CSR Ziyang, China on 07-12-2012. He said locomotive were scheduled to be arrived here by the end of November, 2013 to June, 2014, he added. To a question, he said, there was no proposal under consideration to ply new trains during the current financial year 2013-2014.



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