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Feb 8, 2015

Railway to make high speed coaches in India itself

New Delhi: To give wheels to prime minister Narendra Modi's "Make In India" campaign, Indian Railway has decided to manufacture the coaches of high speed 200 kph train at its Chennai plant itself.

200 kmph high speed trains/ locos to be build in india
Until know the bogies that can run at max speed of 160 kph are being manufactured in India. The new bogies are to be consumed in intercity ac rakes - to be proposed in upcoming railway budget of 2015-16.

At first the railway coach factory will make prototype of 20 coaches and depending upon the feedback and performance more units will be manufactured. The manufacturing will include the making of vital components like crane shafts, alternators, and forged wheels too. So far these have been imported from foreign countries by railway.

Railway minister Suresh Prabhu is all set for improving the declining financial condition of railway. As per correspondents the 'passenger comfort' will be a point of main focus for Ministry of Railways while preparing the budget. This will include new ac intercity services propelled by Diesel Electric Multiple Units (DMU) locos and introduction of noise-free diesel locomotive cabs.

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