Indian Railway: For the first time in the country, aluminum rake goods train, know what is the specialty?
Newz Fast, New Delhi: For the first time in the country, goods train coaches have been made of aluminum. Railway Minister Ashwini Vaishnav flagged off from Bhubaneswar Railway Station.
This box is light in weight and capable of carrying heavy loads. These racks have been prepared with the help of RDSO, BSCO and Hindalco. These racks have been made under Make in India.
Light in weight and capable of carrying heavy loads
The specialty of aluminum racks is that they are 3.25 tonnes lighter than normal steel racks and can carry 180 tonnes of additional load. The aluminum rack will also save fuel and reduce carbon emissions.
The resale value of aluminum racks is 80 percent. Aluminum rakes are 35 percent more expensive than normal steel rakes, as the entire super structure is made of aluminum.
Maintenance cost very low
The life of aluminum rack is also 10 years more than normal rack, which also has lower maintenance cost as it has more resistance to corrosion and abrasion.
Please tell that these coaches are specially designed for freight. It is fitted with automatic sliding plug doors and is equipped with a roller shutter system along with a locking mechanism for easy operation.
Carbon emissions will come down
Railway Minister Ashwini Vaishnav said, “These wagons will reduce carbon emissions by 14500 tonnes. These corrosion resistant wagons consume less energy but have higher carrying capacity.
These are 100% recyclable and these wagons will remain intact even after 30 years. These wagons will enable us to achieve climate goals.
In a statement issued by Hindalco, it was said that the Railways is planning to induct one lakh wagons in the coming years, which will reduce carbon emissions by 2.5 million tonnes annually.