Pakistan Railways is planning to rehabilitate more than one hundred old diesel electric locomotives , laying of new and upgrade existing tracks through public private partnership and Build-Operate-Transfer basis.
Sources of Pakitan Railways told APP that bids in this connection are invited on two stage procedure for laying new railway tracks and upgrade the existing on different sections.
Giving details, the sources said these locomotives include 50 diesel electric locomotives manufactured by General Electric, USA and 69 manufactured by Dalian Locomotives and Rolling Stock Works, China
The sources added that Pakistan Railways will upgrade existing Main Line-2 from Kotri to Attock City, Main Line-3 from Rohri to Quetta, Spezand to Kohe Taftan, Shahdara Bagh-Sialkot-Wazirabad and Sangla Hill-Wazirabad sections.
The laying of new tracks include from Gwadar to Mastung and from Besima to Jacobabad, whereas laying of additional railway track from Shahdara to Faisalabad sections. Pakistan Railways has already floated international tenders for procurement and manufacturing of 230 High Speed Passenger Carriages and 820 High Capacity Freight Wagons.