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Indian Railways shares an update on new coach technology for passenger trains

Minister of Railways, Communications and Digital and Info Expertise, Ashwini Vaishnaw in a written reply to a query in Rajya Sabha in the present day mentioned that improvement, acquisition of recent coach know-how on Indian Railways (IR) is a steady course of and choice for a similar is taken as per requirement and evaluating the rolling inventory know-how obtainable.

The Railway Minister mentioned that subsequent to the acquisition of LHB know-how, the next actions on this regard have been taken by the Indian Railways:

Trendy Coach Manufacturing facility (MCF) / Rae Bareli has signed a ToT (Switch of Expertise) contract with M/s Dawonsys, South Korea for design, improvement, manufacturing and testing of aluminium physique passenger coaches.

Indian Railways has developed know-how indigenously and manufactured Vande-Bharat trains (Practice- 18).

Indian Railways has already awarded the contract for design, improvement, manufacture, provide, integration, testing and commissioning of IGBT-based 3-Part propulsion, management and different gear (together with Bogie assemblies) for manufacture of 44 Vande Bharat trains with improved suspension know-how and vitality effectivity. Additional, procurement of propulsion of 58 extra Vande Bharat trains is beneath course of.

Indian Railways  additionally plans to amass / manufacture 400 new era vitality environment friendly Vande Bharat trains with higher vitality effectivity and passenger using expertise. The specification for a similar is beneath finalization.

In the meantime, The Railways might want to goal income of 3.5 lakh crore and an funding of 3-lakh crore yearly to fulfill the nation’s aspirations, the federal government instructed the Rajya Sabha on Thursday.

Throughout a dialogue on the working of the ministry, Railway Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw attacked opposition members and previous governments, alleging they solely talked about imaginative and prescient and getting ready idea notes, however didn’t take any motion to implement them.

The minister mentioned that to fulfill the aspirations of the nation, its residents and the long run era over the following 10 years, the Railways must goal to ferry 1,000 crore passengers yearly from about 800 crore at the moment, and rising the cargo load from 140 crore tonne to 300 crore tonne.

“If we cannot do it then we are going to by no means be capable of cross-subsidize passenger fare,” he mentioned.


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