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Pakistan Railways’ deficit will increase by Rs11 billion in 2020

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  • Pakistan Railways has fewer workers and extra pensioners, annual report exhibits
  • It has to pay a whopping Rs31.42 billion to pensioners 
  • Variety of railway stations, passengers elevated throughout 2020

The Pakistan Railways deficit has elevated from Rs35 billion to Rs46 billion, in accordance with an annual report seen by Geo Information on Wednesday.

The report revealed that the Railways has fewer workers and extra ex-workers who are actually pensioners. In accordance with the report, the staff have diminished to 67,627.

The Railways has to pay a whopping Rs31.42 billion to pensioners and has to allocate one other Rs28.21 billion for its workers.

The report confirmed that the variety of railway locomotives, passenger coaches, and freight coaches additionally decreased.

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The variety of railway locomotives has gone down from 478 to 472, whereas the coaches have diminished from 1,460 to 1,378, the report acknowledged.

The freight automobiles have gone down from 16,159 to 14,327, the report added.

In the meantime, on a constructive be aware, the variety of railway stations and passengers elevated through the 12 months 2020, the report added.

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In a gathering with Governor Sindh Imran Ismail in Islamabad at this time, Federal Minister for Railways Azam Khan Swati mentioned steps have been being taken for the revival of the railways.

On the event, steps to modernise Karachi Round Railway have been reviewed, reported Radio Pakistan.

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