Pakistan Railways recently announced that it has been upgrading the outdated coaches since 2016. The big part of the news is – these upgrades are financed by Pakistan Railway itself.
An official from the Ministry of Railways told the media that 620 repairs and up-gradations have been done since 2016. The official said that 168 coaches were upgraded during 2016-17, 192 during 2017-18, and 260 during 2018-19.
Another 472 coaches need heavy repairs. Of them, 228 are already under the procedure. The repair is under the supervision of Carriage Factory and C&W Shops, Lahore division.
Another 205 have reached the workshops for their repair. While 39 of the coaches are out of performance and needs to be discarded.
The official also quoted that after the introduction of Electronic Fuel Injection (EFI), the department has successfully reduced petroleum consumption by 2 million liters.
With the combined efforts, Pakistan Railways have generated PKR 841,000 more in the FY 2019-20 and hopes to continue on the journey in the future years.
The reasons behind this small success are the revamped model of human resources, the introduction of new technology, and making the service more user friendly than before.