LAHORE: The Pakistan Railways has inducted 15 new locomotives into its fleet, taking the number of functional locomotives to 268.
These locomotives have been purchased from China.
A Pakistan Railways spokesperson said that the last consignment of locomotives has arrived, and that these newly inducted engines will specially be used for freight trains. The number of locomotives has been increased in order to facilitate traders and businessmen across the country.
These newly locomotives of 3,000 horse power will be used for passenger and cargo trains after completion of their trail period.
Pakistan bought 58 new locomotives of 2,000 horse power and 3,000 horse power from China in order to increase the number of passenger and cargo trains.