Islamabad, Sep 25: Pakistan Railways has decided to lease 50 railway engines from India to restart some defunct services, a media report said Sunday.
The decision was taken at a review meeting chaired by Railway Minister Ghulam Ahmed Bilour in Peshawar earlier this week, the Urdu daily Jang reported.
The option of leasing the engines was among the options, and found favour as India had already expressed its willingness to consider the lease of the engines.
Addressing the meet, Bilour said the railways needs 200 to 300 locomotives to improve its performance.
He said some financial assistance is likely to be received soon, and this money would be used to buy new locomotives as well as for repairing existing ones.