Indian Railway is Changing of Freight Wagon Designs

Indian Railway is Changing of Freight Wagon Designs
September 13, 2007 10:10 am

Indian Railways is changing the design of its freight wagons to increase the number of rake-carrying trucks and decrease road transport volume.

The service of carrying trucks is currently in operation, on an experimental basis, on the Mumbai and Goa line on the Konkan Railway system.
Currently, one rake carries 40 wagons while the proposed new designs will accommodate 57 wagons on one trip, according to Indian publication the The Economic Times.
The system is fuel-efficient and is considered a practical alternative in terrorist-prone areas where chances of a truck getting waylaid is much higher, rail officials told the newspaper.
Plans are underway to make this system operational in other parts of the country. is a railway information and news platform. Website presents from all around the world railway sector news, developments, projects and tender for the sector specialists. Railwaynews supports to industry events and announced them for potential participants. Railwaynews plans to collecting data from all around the world, about railway infrastructure, rolling stock, railway transportation datum, geographical datum to present for railway professionals for short term. Railwaynews will build new platforms aims to high value railway business environment for all railway specialists, railway fans and especially railway suppliers and their decision makers. Railwaynews presents whole information from rail professionals to rail professionals.

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