On December 15, Pakistan Railways would receive the first shipment of 46 new coaches from China, which would not only upgrade the current rolling stock but also give passengers access to contemporary travelling amenities.
46 Coaches will be Received by Railway
According to the official, Pakistan Railways’ technical staff is receiving training from Chinese experts on how to make these coaches.
“Of the total 230 coaches, 46 will be provided as fully assembled units, and the remaining 184 will be manufactured in the county by the department’s engineers and technical staff under the supervision of the Chinese experts,” a representative for the department said to APP.
It was also claimed that Pakistan Railway was preparing to upgrade the deteriorated track because the Khanpur-Kotri section was unsuitable for the operation of high-speed trains.
Pakistan Railways has chosen to resume the Chenab Express train, which was suspended as a result of recent flooding throughout the nation.
The train would resume service from Hawaii to reach Karachi via Rawalpindi, Sargodha, and Shorkot on the 10th of this month, according to Pakistan Railways authorities.
The Khanpur-Kotri section of the railway is unfit for high-speed train operation, so the railway is attempting to upgrade the crumbling track.
The majority of the ML-1 parts, however, are designed to support 120 km/h train operations, and after the ML-1 project under the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) is complete, the entire ML-1 track will be able to support rolling stock operations at a speed of 160 km/h, according to the source, who also stated that work on upgrading the track, particularly the Khanpur-Kotri, would soon begin.