The Federal Minister for Railways Sheikh Rasheed has announced that Pakistan Railways will start manufacturing passenger coaches in at its Carriage Factory from next year.
He made this announcement while addressing Railways workers in Lahore on Friday.
During his address at Pakistan Railways Carriage Factory, the minister promised to stop importing passenger bogies in the future.
“I promise that no passenger coach will be imported from next year and all the passenger bogies will be prepared in Pakistan Railway factory.”
Sheikh Rasheed also announced an allowance of Rs. 3000 for each laborer of the carriage factory.
“On behalf of the Prime Minister Imran Khan, I am announcing an allowance of Rs. 3000 for every laborer here,” he added.
Local production of locomotives will also be started in the next phase: @ShkhRasheed addresses workers of #Pakistan Railways at Carriage Factory in #Rawalpindi https://t.co/n6GQrZRdJf pic.twitter.com/0NU2StZi69
— Radio Pakistan (@RadioPakistan) February 8, 2019
He further added that 140 out of 360 employees of the PRCF would get the allowance in the first phase, another 140 in the second phase and the rest will get the money in the final phase.
The minister said he could issue the fund for all the employees in one go, but does not want to put the burden on the national exchequer.