The Pakistan Railways (PR) has called more Chinese trainers and engineers to address faults in the newly inducted locomotives and train the railway staff, said PR General Manager (Operations) Anjum Pervaiz on Friday.
Addressing a press conference, he said 14 imported locomotives had some faults related to software and these had been addressed by the supplier.
Anjum Pervaiz said that he had not assumed the office of general manager when the order to purchase 58 locomotives was placed with a Chinese company.
He said the previous management had not taken PR mechanical engineers onboard while procuring the locomotives.
“The new management held several meetings and reviewed technical specifications of the locomotives,” Pervaiz said.
He said the new locomotives had been made operational in the summer season to evaluate their efficiency in harsh weather conditions.
He said 50 Pakistan Railway officials had been trained to operate the locomotives.
Of the 150 drivers who would operate the locomotives, three had received training in China and the rest would soon be trained in Pakistan by Chinese experts, the general manager told journalists.
Published in The Express Tribune, May 24th, 2014.
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