new Delhi. In the midst of the corona virus epidemic crisis, the construction activities of the Indian Railways have again returned to track. The railway's manufacturing activities are going on at a rapid pace. In the month of June, 15582 wheels and 6480 axles were manufactured in the rail wheel factory. On an annual basis, there has been an increase in the production of wheels and axles in the month of June.
Railway Minister Piyush Goyal tweeted on Thursday that railway manufacturing is going on at full speed. The rail wheel factory produced 15,582 wheels and 6,480 axles in June 2020 during the epidemic. Last year, 15,295 wheels and 5020 axles were produced in the same month.
Railways on Wednesday formally stepped up plans to allow private units to run passenger trains on its network. Under this, eligibility requests have been invited for the movement of passenger trains through 109 modern trains on 109 routes. Railways said that it will invest around Rs 30,000 crore from the private sector. This is the first step for private investment to run passenger trains on the railway network. However, it was started by the Indian Railways Food and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) last year with the Lucknow-Delhi Tejas Express. Currently IRCTC operates three trains – Kashi-Mahakal Express, Lucknow-New Delhi Tejas and Ahmedabad-Mumbai Tejas on Varanasi-Indore route.
Railways said that the objective of this initiative is to operate a train with modern technology, which reduces maintenance and reduces travel time. This will boost employment generation, improve security and provide a global travel experience to travelers. 109 routes of train origin and destination are placed in 12 packages of the Indian railway network. Each train will have minimum 16 coaches. According to Railways, most of these modern trains will be manufactured in India under Make in India and private units will be responsible for its funding, procurement, operation and maintenance.
This post was published on July 2, 2020 11:48 am
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