LAHORE – The oil shortage hit Pakistan Railways’ trains operation another time on Tuesday as the depots of the departments left with only one day diesel remaining in its stock.

An official of the department seeking anonymity said oil crisis had become severe in Lahore division especially and other divisions commonly. He said Lahore division management tried to get diesel from the local market on Tuesday but there was no oil at PSO depots as well. The PSO had promised to provide oil to the division today (Wednesday) and if it was not managed, the operation from Lahore would be suspended till the provision of oil.

“Lahore division requires 70,000 liters diesel on daily basis to run train operation and it has the stock of only one day, for Wednesday,” he added. The management collected some Rs four million to get diesel from the market but it was not available at the PSO depots.

On the other side, the Railways spokesman said the oil issue had been resolved as the concerned divisions purchased it from local markets. He added that the train operation would not be suspended anywhere in the country.