Speed on Mind! This rail factory prepares to manufacture special coaches - EXCLUSIVE
Indian Railways is constantly making efforts to increase the speed of its trains.
Indian Railways is constantly making efforts to increase the speed of its trains. At many places across the country, tracks are being laid to run trains at a speed of 160 kmph. In this direction, railway coach factory in Rae Bareli is preparing to make special coaches to increase the speed of trains.
Railway's Modern Coach Factory, Raebareli is working on a plan to manufacture aluminium train coaches. A total of eight such coaches will be made at this factory including for First AC, Second AC, Third AC, Sleeper coaches.
Deal with Korean company
The Modern Coach Factory, Raebareli has also tied up with a Korean company to make the aluminium-body coaches. The process of preparing samples for these coaches has started at the factory. If everything is okay then in 18 months, the production of aluminium coaches can be started.
Why aluminium coaches
Most of the current train coaches are made of stainless steel. They weigh more than the aluminium coaches. Due to the excess weight, the speed of the train is affected. Aluminium coaches can help the train run at a faster speed. It will also be easy to put a brake on trains with aluminum-body coaches and get up to speed quickly.
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