Complete redesign of coaches and even procurement of full train rakes from foreign suppliers are not in plan. However, a Transfer of Technology (ToT) contract for development of capabilities for production to commissioning including Design, Development (Prototyping), Manufacturing and Testing of Aluminium Body passenger coaches of eight variants (five variants of Broad Gauge (BG) loco hauled coaches and three variants of Standard Gauge (SG) Metro coaches) has been awarded by Modern Coach Factory (MCF) / Rae Bareli to a Korean company. Based on these facilities, manufacture of coaches shall be done at MCF and not through import.

There is no plan to start import of complete train sets from foreign suppliers.However, Integral Coach Factory / Chennai has initiated procurement process for only propulsion equipment and control system for manufacturing of 44 train sets.