Islamabad: to improvise the performance of Pakistan Railways it started a project for rehabilitation of HGMU-30 locomotives, as five locomotives are expected to be available by June next.
Two locomotives per month after that will be rehabilitated and used in freight operation.
According official sources in the Department,a separate project-Special Repair of 150 Running Locomotives – was approved during 2012-13 under Public Sector Development Programme (PSDP) so as to reduce the burden of locomotive maintenance on revenue budget.
It has also inducted GMU-30 locomotives in its system by to help generate revenue of Rs. 4.416 million per annum by transportation of oil.
Punctuality of trains has been improved by 3 percent in July 2013 and constantly being observed while efforts are also underway to improve the punctuality further with availability of fit locomotives.
All non-productive expenses have been stopped and expenditures are being incurred in accordance with available resources.