Pakistan Locomotive Factory Risalpur
To meet the growing transportation demand of the country, it was decided during 1979-80, to set up a Factory for progressive manufacturing of new locomotives. Locomotive Factory at Risalpur was commissioned in 1993 at the cost of Rs. 2284.00 million including Rs.1496.00 million foreign exchange. This is one of the most modern Factory equipped with the latest plant and machinery of Japanese origin. The Factory is spread over 100 acres including 11 acres covered area and has capacity to manufacture 25 locomotives per annum on single shift basis. The technology for manufacturing ofl locomotives has been acquired from Hitachi Ltd., Japan,General Electric (USA)/ADtranz (Germany)and Dalian Locomotives & Rolling Stock Works, China.
Pakistan Locomotive Factory has manufactured 97 locomotives in the range of 2000-3000 H.P. for Pakistan Railways upto July,2008. Rehabilitation of 26 overage locomotives of 2000-2400 H.P. has also been carried out in the Factory. The Factory has completed the manufacturing of 54 D.E. locomotives of Chinese origin against 69 D.E. Locomotive Project. In July, 2008. The locomotives manufactured in this Factory are successfully operating important main line trains and are working equally well as compared to other imported locomotives.