PR received first batch of 46 out of 230 high-speed modern completely built unit coaches from China: Saad Rafique

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Railways Minister Khawaja Saad Rafique says that Pakistan Railways has received the first batch of 46 out of 230 high-speed modern completely built unit coaches from China.

Addressing a press conference in Lahore today, he said that after receiving these coaches, Pakistan Railways will begin manu­facturing 184 similar coaches at its carriage facto­ry in Islamabad.

He said that we have got technology from China which is a great achievement and remaining coches will be manafactured in Pakistan.

He thanked Chinese officials on agreeing to restart working on Main Line ML-1. He said that we are taking measures to improve Railways and Aviation.He regretted that previous government didn’t take measures for improvement and capacity building in Pakistan Railways.

He said that not a single locomotive was added in Pakistan Railways previous tenure.Replying a question, Federal Ministersaid that we have saved the country from default situation.

He said assemblies are meant for legislation not for dissolution.

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