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Pakistan Railways Get 49 latest high-speed coaches from china.

Pakistan Railways on Sunday received the first 46 out of 230 new high-speed passenger coaches from China.

The new rail coaches reached Karachi port and will be delivered to Lahore by the Karachi-Lahore main line-1 by end of this month, the authorities said.

Out of the total 230 coaches, 46 will be provided as completely built 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,”

Moreover, Sources said the new coaches would be added to the existing fleet of the Pakistan Railways to facilitate passengers.

In November this year, Pakistan and China’s CRRC Tangshan Locomotive & Rolling Stock Company signed an agreement for the supply of 230 high-speed coaches to Pakistan Railways.

The PR Representative said that passenger rail coaches will include 80 compartments each for economy and air-conditioned class, 30 parlour cars, and 20 vans each for luggage and brake.

The $6.8 billion ML-1 project, considered one of the highly priced projects in Pakistan’s history, is aimed at upgrading and dualizing the 1,872-kilometre existing track from the southern port city of Karachi till Peshawar in the country’s northwest.

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