LAHORE – Fifty-five new locomotives being received from United States will be added to Pakistan Railways in September this year to enhance its freight sector.

This was stated by Minister for Railways Khawaja Saad Rafique during a meeting with officials of Pakistan Railway in Lahore.

He said the new locomotives will be used for oil and coal supply. He said the number of freight locomotives will reach to one hundred and thirty-five this year.

The Minister said the earnings of freight sector of Pakistan Railways augmented during the last three years. He directed the officials to facilitate small businessmen of Faisalabad and Multan by running goods train from these stations.-Online