Cash Strapped Pakistan Railways Has No Money to Replace 100 Outlived Engines

The Pakistan Railways has no money to replace 100 locomotives that have passed their entire operational life of 20 to 25 years. Out of them around 35 were purchased in 1975, reported Dawn.

The situation is worsening as the incidents related to faults in the outlived engines are increasing.

The Pakistan Railways has 350 active locomotives. It has over 60 engines that are completely defunct.

Now Pakistan Railways has only 138 locomotives that still have their life for 12 to 20 years or so. But the rest of the engines have completed their life, especially those procured in 1975 and the 1990s.

As per international standards, life of a new locomotive is up to 25 years. But Pakistan Railways is using the 35 to 50 years old locomotives.

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