Pakistan Railways official-employees set to visit China to buy train bogies
Lahore, Pakistan: At a time when Pakistan Railways (PR) continues to face a deficit of more than Rs 45 billion, 93 officers and employees of the department are expected to visit China in different groups from Tuesday to inspect 230 bogies worth $149 million which are being imported from the neighbouring country.
China and Pakistan are all-weather allies.
The officials, who also include those retiring next year, will be given a daily travel allowance of $100 per day.
Chief Mechanical Engineer Carriages Abdul Haseeb was quoted as saying by The Express Tribune that officers visiting China would provide consultancy in the design of the passenger bogies.
He added that special attention would be given to aspects of travel comfort for the passengers in the design of the bogies.
Haseeb further said the training would also be given to staff for the maintenance of the Chinese bogies.
He said technology from China will also be transferred to Pakistan.