Railways officials to visit China for passenger coaches

By Shafqat Ali | Gwadar Pro Aug 9, 2022

ISLAMABAD, August 9 (Gwadar Pro)- Pakistan Railways (PR) will send officials to China to inspect 230 passenger coaches that Pakistan is importing from China.

Some officials will also participate in training sessions being organized by China as part of two different contracts to transfer technology for producing modern coaches in Pakistan.

PR’s Chief Mechanical Engineer (CME) Abdul Haseeb said that under the contract awarded by Pakistan Railways, a Chinese company is liable to manufacture 230 state-of-the-art passenger coaches.

“Out of these, 46 will be provided to us in the form of Completely Built Unit (CBU) and the remaining 184 will be manufactured here in Pakistan by our engineers and technical staff under the supervision of the Chinese,” he elaborated in a media interaction.

Haseeb said the contract with China of procuring 800 wagons and 20 brake wagons is separate to this contract.

Earlier, the PR had said Pakistan Railways had procured a total of 230 modern passenger coaches from China to facilitate the passengers.

The PR Ministry mentioned that the “high power locomotives, 4,000 horsepower have been procured to enhance payload for maximising freight revenue.”

The PR informed that the process for installing Automatic Train Protection (ATP) in locomotives had been initiated and would be operational after the complete installation of Computer Based Interlocking (CBI) at 31 stations.


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