ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Railways has planned to dispose of 183 old locomotives of different horse powers in stages till the year 2019-20.
According to the official document, Pakistan Railways will dispose of 15 locomotives of 3000 horse power, five each during the years 2017-18, 2018-19 and 2019-20.
It said that Pakistan Railways will dispose of 16 engines of 2400 horse power in the years 2017-18, 2018-19 and 2019-20.
Pakistan Railways will dispose of 93 locomotives of 2000 horse power and 59 of 1500 and below horse power during the same period.
It is pertinent to mention here that Pakistan Railways also plans to induct 281 new locomotives of Completely Knocked Down (CKD) in its fleet till financial year 2023-24.
Pakistan Railways will induct 26 locomotives in financial year 2017-18 in which six will be 4000HP and 20 will be 2000HP.
Likewise in year 2018-19, Pakistan Railways will induct 35 engines of 4000HP, 25 will be 3000HP and 10 will be 2000HP.
While in years 2019-20 and 2020-2021, 50 locomotives of 4000HP would be added in the system.
In the year 2021-22, 30 locomotives of 3000 and 2000 Horse Power will be added, 25 engines will be inducted in year 2022-23 of 3000HP and finally Pakistan Railways will inject 25 more locomotives in the fleet in year 2023-24.-APP