India’s railway minister says the focus will be on passenger safety and introducing latest technology.
India Plans To Manufacture World-Class Train Coaches
Indian Railways has decided to manufacture world-class train coaches and sets under the Make in India initiative.
According to India’s NewsX, this is an attempt to bring next-generation technology to India’s transport sector with the focus on rail passenger safety and comfort.
NewsX reports that the ministry of railways plans to manufacture about 40,000 coaches.
To bring next-generation technology under Make in India, Indian Railways has decided to manufacture train sets and coaches with a focus on safety and comfort for the passengers. To achieve this mission, Railways Minister Piyush Goyal, last week, had discussed his plans with top executives from foreign OEM (Original Equipment Manufacturers). From last few years, the government has shifted its plan towards taking railways forward. Rather than introducing new trains, the focus is on passenger safety and introducing latest technology. No doubt Make in India has given a boost to this mission.
India’s Railways minister tweeted: “Our top priority is passenger safety. (We) held a meeting with world-class coach manufacturers in New Delhi, and discussed ways to make Indian Railways safer and more comfortable for passengers.
“Various international equipment manufacturers such as Alstom, Siemens, Talgo, Bombardier, Stadler, Hitachi and Titagarh-Firema attended the meeting to clinch the deal with Indian Railways,” he said.