OUR STAFF REPORTER LAHORE Demanding provision of 400 new locomotives, Railways Minister Haji Ghulam Ahmed Bilour on Tuesday said hang me if I cannot give back the Railways its lost glory then. He was talking to reporters after attending a Senate Standing Committees meeting at the Railways Headquarters here. Senator Maulana Gul Naseeb chaired the meeting. Senator Pervez Rasheed, Senator Abdur Rasheed, Senator Abdul KhaliqPirzada, Senator Professor Muhammad Ibrahim Khan, Senator Syed Sajid Hussain Zaidi, Railways General Manager (Operations) Saeed Akhter, Railways Police Inspector Syed Ibne Hussain and other officials attended. The committee discussed the current status of the agreement signed with China about the provision of locomotives. The issues about the present financial and infrastructure position and steps taken for rehabilitation, repair of railways bogies and starting of the development work at Royal Palm Lahore as per agreement were also debated in detail. Had the Rs11b bailout package been given to the utility the situation would have been different today, Mr Bilour regretfully said. He said that at least 50 locomotives could have been repaired so for if the government had injected its promised money into the rails infrastructure. He told the reporters that the Railways on every year paid Rs4 billion interest on its loan. How can we find solution of the problems when we pay back such a heavy amount to the banks? Railways Police Inspector General Syed Ibne Hussain told the committee that PR Police have collected about Rs16 million for the national exchequer by fining the ticketless passengers during year 2011. He said that the PR Police fined 37,994 passengers during the year who were travelling without tickets and collected Rs 15.988 fare from them for the national exchequer. Mr Hussain also briefed about the other actions of the railways police to control the narcotics smuggling, illegal weapons and other crimes being committed during the trains journey.