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Indian Railways to set up a wagon factory on PPP model Print E-mail
Written by Arjun   
Tuesday, 12 June 2007
 NEW DELHI : The Indian Railway plans to use the public-private-partnership (PPP) model to set up a new wagon factory. The factory will manufacture high axle load bogies and wagons. It is most likely to come up at a site at Dalmia Nagar in Bihar, which has already identified.

 This is the first time that private players will be involved in manufacturing trains with their own designs. The wagon manufactures will be allowed to use their own designs for the manufacture of the wagons, however they will be expected to use railways-recommended bogies, coupler, draft and brake gear. The designs will be compliant with special commodity wagons ment for carrying iron ore, steel and coal etc. BEML, Bhel and Wagon India ( WIL) currently manufacture wagons for the Indian railways.

 The dedicated rail corridor will be set up at an estimated cost of Rs 30,000 crore based on the PPP model.  The new  Dalmia Nagar wagon factory will manufacture 32.5-tonne axle load goods trains and double stack container trains, which will be intensely used by the dedicated rail freight corridor. Currently, only wagons of 22.9-tonne axle load are manufactured in India. The double stack container movement and high axle load trains will increase the throughput by 70%.

 The guidelines are yet to br anounced. The railways hope to be presented with the best possible technology following the involvement of private players in the job. The railways could also grant a freight discount, to encourage the development of  new technology, so that benefits of the new technology are shared with the investors too.
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