A total of 130 wagons would be added to the railway system in March of this year, the Pakistan Railways Spokesperson said. According to the spokesman, the trend of freight transport by railroads will increase with the introduction of modern wagons into the system.
The spokeswoman claims that the technology transfer agreement will enable Pakistan to construct 620 wagons, saving the nation money and generating jobs.
The spokeswoman estimates that the purchase of new wagons will increase Pakistan Railways’ revenue by $1.5 billion. She continued, “New wagons can drive at a high speed of 100 km/h and can carry 70 tonnes, compared to traditional wagons’ top speed of 80 km/h and 60 tonnes.”
A five-year long-term business plan must be submitted to the supreme court, as instructed by the Federal Minister of Railways Khawaja Saad Rafique, it is important to note.
A high-level meeting presided over by Saad Rafique, minister of railways, reportedly resulted in the directions being issued. There were several people present during the meeting, including the Secretary Railway, Additional Secretary, and Secretary Railway Board.
The federal minister claimed during the meeting that Pakistan Railways’ overall performance would undoubtedly increase as a result of the Supreme Court’s ruling.
“The ministry has started to work on a long-term and comprehensive business strategy for land management, which will be founded on the idea of transparency and merit,” he continued.