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Indian Railways Plans to Build Aluminium Coaches at Raebareli

Metal News - Published on Mon, 08 Jul 2019

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India’s Railway Minister Mr Piyush Goyal recently informed Indian Parliament that Indian Railways has initiated action to acquire the necessary technology required to build aluminium body coaches in its railway factory. Railways plans on building 500 such coaches in the Modern Coach Factory Raebareli.

Currently Railways manufactures stainless steel LHB coaches, hence it requires to float a global tender to seek transfer of technology to produce their aluminium counterparts.

Aluminium body coaches are capable of running on speeds up to 250 kmph and are also more cost effective. Aluminium coaches are not prone to corrosion hence require less maintenance. The coaches are also lighter in comparison and save 3 tonne worth of material per coach. The coaches can also be commissioned into service much longer (40 years) as opposed to the life cycle of 20-35 years for LHB coaches and 25 years for ICF coaches.

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Posted By : Ratan Singh on Mon, 08 Jul 2019
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