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Rawalpindi has no diesel to run its trains

Last Updated: Tuesday, November 29, 2011 - 12:46

Islamabad: Trains may not run from Pakistan`s Rawalpindi city from Tuesday as their engines don`t have diesel.

The daily Dawn said that trains from Rawalpindi are likely to stop running from Tuesday with divisional railway running out of diesel.

An official said that they have stopped issuing tickets for trains scheduled to depart Tuesday.

"The diesel stock is finished...," the official was quoted as saying.

He added the authorities concerned had been informed about the fuel situation.

As many as 17 trains operate from Rawalpindi and the daily requirement of these trains was approximately 35,000 litres of diesel.

Barely 1,000 to 1,500 litres were available with the Rawalpindi divisional office.

The railways is in a dire strait in Pakistan.


First Published: Tuesday, November 29, 2011 - 12:46
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