Rawalpindi: Bids for the manufacturing of 230 long-distance passenger coaches, 800 high-capacity wagons and 20 brake vans are invited by the Ministry of Railways.
The ministry further added that they will encourage the bids received from international manufacturers for the supply of 800 high-capacity wagons, 230 long-distance passenger coaches and 20 brake vans.
As per the news source, the 230 long-distance passenger coaches would encompass 80 economy-class coaches, 30 parlour cars, 20 brake vehicles, 80 air-conditioned coaches and 20 luggage vans. The tender for this purpose was launched in January 21st and it will close on March 7th.
The department has planned to launch nearly 20 new trains this year. The Minister of Railway, Sheikh Rasheed is seeking cooperation from Turkey for helping in developing the railway sector of Pakistan.
As per Sheikh Rasheed, the government of Pakistan is committed towards the development of Pakistan Railways and for this, they are seeking help from Turkey to help Pakistan in modernizing the railway system with their vast expertise.