The PC-1 has been forwarded to Planning Commission for approval while a tender to procure 800 high capacity hopper wagons was also in progress, out of which 595 wagons will be manufactured at CFI, sources in the Ministry of Railways told APP.
They said that Pakistan Railways annual production capacity of CFI is 120 coaches and during last two years, 225 passenger coaches were produced, rehabilitated and repaired in the factory, of which 132 during 2013-14 and 93 during 2014-15.
Similarly, during previous two years the number productivity was 24 coaches in the year 2011-12 and 40 coaches in 2012-13, they added.
With regard to steps taken by the government to improve efficiency of Railway Carriage Factory, Islamabad, they said un-interrupted arrangement of funds is being made for timely completion of on-going projects.
They said Pakistan Railways has brought a paradigm shift in policy of the procurement of rolling stock, discouraging import as Completely Built Units (CBU) to indigenous manufacturing, added that in future bulk of rolling stock will be manufactured locally in Pakistan Railway 's own manufacturing works including CFI.