Lahore:11 August 2022: At a time when Pakistan Railways (PR) continues to face a deficit of more than Rs45 billion, 93 officers and employees of the department will visit China in different groups from August 9 to inspect 230 bogies worth $149 million being imported from the friendly neighbouring country.
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 said the 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 training would also be given to staff for the maintenance of the Chinese bogies.
The engineer said technology from China would also be transferred to Pakistan.