Pakistan Railways started its third freight train on Friday, according to a press release by the enterprise, which stated that accelerating the freight operations is inevitable for the revenue generation.
The previous two freight trains were being engaged in oil operations for Pakistan State Oil (PSO), whereas the third freight train has been started for the purpose of goods’ supply across the different places. Transportation of PSO oil between Karachi and Lal peer has been done using Pakistan Railways cargo trains for quite some time.
To enhance the freight operations of Pakistan Railways, the number of locomotives used for the purpose has also been extended from nine to 24 by repairing defective locomotives after funds were unavailable for the acquisition of new locomotives.
Published in The Express Tribune, July 20th, 2013.
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