Pakistan Railways is planning to convert its entire power network, including major railway stations, offices, workshops, and factories, to solar systems in different phases.
This move is expected to save billions of rupees for the department, with an estimated savings of Rs. 1.8 billion in the first phase.
Initially, around 99 formations, including major railway stations and divisional headquarters, will be switched to solar power.
Pakistan Railways will engage the services of the National Engineering Services Pakistan (NESPAK) for this initiative.
The decision aims to alleviate the financial strain on Pakistan Railways and promote sustainability.
Additionally, the department plans to lay fiber optics cables along the entire railway tracks to generate more revenue and improve connectivity across the country.
The move was discussed during a meeting of the Economic Coordination Committee (ECC).