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Indian Railways produce 3079 passenger coaches, 497 locomotives in 2010-11 Print E-mail
Written by Ganesh   
Friday, 08 April 2011
New Delhi: The Indian Railways recorded the highest ever locomotive and coach production during fiscal 2010-11. It acquired 16,638 wagons, produced 3079 passenger coaches and 497 locomotives (267 diesel & 230 electric) which all total to 20214 rolling stock units in the year 2010-11.

The coach factories of Indian Railways produced 3079 passenger coaches during the financial year. The Locomotive Production Units of Indian Railways produced 497 locomotives in the year, which include 267 diesel locomotives and 230 electric locomotives.

The highlight of diesel locomotive production is the focus on manufacturing most modern high horse power (4500 HP) locomotives while in the case of electrical locomotives, modern green three-phase drive locomotives with regenerative capability of producing electric power during breaking of trains are being manufactured along with conventional locomotives. In case of passenger coaches, production of LHB type stainless steel modern coaches has been stepped up.

Braithwaite Company gets the Turnaround Award 2010.

Last year, the Ministry of Railways took over the wagon producing PSU - Braithwaite Company Limited so as to leverage its purchase power for revival of the company. During takeover, sufficient wagon orders have been placed with the company by the Ministry of Railways for gainful utilization of the manpower and assets of the company. The efforts of the company have been duly recognized and it has been awarded the BRPSE turn around award 2010 by the Board for Reconstruction of Public Sector Enterprises (BRPSE).

Indian Railways also achieved the highest ever scrap disposal worth Rs. 4408 crore in the financial year 2010-11. The performance on scarp disposal is not only more than the annual target but is also 25 per cent more than the previous best. Scrap disposal is a very long drawn affair requiring tremendous coordination, field work and monitoring. Prompt and efficient disposal of scrap generated with Zonal Railways/Railway Production Units/Workshops not only help in decongesting the work place thereby improving the efficiency/output also significantly unburden the capital mobilization for track works.

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