Pakistan Railways: Outsourced trains earn Rs4.4b a year

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PHOTO: MOHAMMAD AZEEM/EXPRESS

PHOTO: MOHAMMAD AZEEM/EXPRESS

ISLAMABAD: 4 trains of Pakistan Railways (PR) are at the moment being operated by personal corporations below a public-private partnership programme. The trains have been outsourced below Public Procurement Regulatory Authority (PPRA) Guidelines 2004 via a ‘aggressive, honest and clear’ bidding course of, railways officers informed APP. Nevertheless, Railways has not privatised any passenger trains since 2012, the official added. They stated the outsourced trains embrace Night time Coach, Hazara Specific, Fareed Specific and Shalimar Specific. The sources stated that Pakistan Railways is producing income of Rs4.four billion per 12 months from the 4 outsourced trains which quantities to Rs368.070 million per 30 days. Earlier than being outsourced the 4 trains had been producing Rs1.761 billion for Pakistan Railways, the officers claimed.

Revealed in Zari Information, September 30th, 2017.

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