RAWALPINDI: Pakistan Railways has added 58 locomotives in its fleet after repair during the last six months, General Manager (Operations) Junaid Qureshi said.
Addressing the inaugural ceremony of three newly overhauled engines, he appreciated the performance of engineers working at the Central Diesel Workshop (CDW) and highlighted their role in improving the railways efficiency.
Chief Engineer Locomotives Mobeen Ahmed, Deputy Chief Mechanical Engineer Malik Sahibzada, Work Manager Athar Riaz and other senior officials were also present on the occasion.
He said railways was facing shortage of locomotives in running its passenger and freight services, stressing upon other railway divisions to work with more devotion and dedication like Rawalpindi to put the required number of engines on the track.
Briefing the General Manager about working of the workshop, Divisional Superintendent of Rawalpindi Railway Syed Munawar Shah said that staff worked day and night to repair maximum number of the faulty engines.
He said that eight more engines would be repaired in next month, which would help improve railway efficiency.
The General Manager took round of the workshop and inspected the repairing of engines and coaches.
He asked the Chief Engineer to increase number of the locomotives being overhauled on monthly basis so that the trains suspended on different routes could be brought back on the track. APP