9,277 crore allocated for the periodic overhauling/servicing of railway coaches in Budget Estimates 2018-19: Rajen Gohain

9,277 crore allocated for the periodic overhauling/servicing of railway coaches in Budget Estimates 2018-19: Rajen Gohain

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Date of Post: 03 Aug, 2018

All the coaches running on Indian Railways are periodically overhauled as prescribed in maintenance manuals / instructions.

The Government has allocated ₹9277 crore for the periodic overhauling/servicing of railway coaches in Budget Estimates 2018-19.

Acquisition of new coaches for replacement of over-aged stock is a continuous process on Indian Railways. Coaches are replaced after attaining their prescribed codal life or prematurely in case of heavy damage to structural members.

The details of the coaches replaced in the last three years, zone-wise are as under:-

Zonal Railway 2015-16 2016-17 2017-18
Central Railway 78 147 235
Eastern Railway 92 124 199
Northern Railway 247 229 269
North Eastern Railway 132 29 125
Northeast Frontier Railway 25 59 74
Southern Railway 112 270 241
South Central Railway 127 150 156
South Eastern Railway 93 84 133
Western Railway 150 157 184
East Central Railway 37 28 11
East Cost Railway 38 65 67
North Central Railway 22 33 43
North Western Railway 36 51 36
South East Central Railway 17 29 16
South Western Railway 67 103 65
West Central Railway 12 26 32
TOTAL 1285 1584 1886

This information was given by the Minister of State of Railways, Shri Rajen Gohain in a written reply to a question in Lok Sabha.


Source: Pib

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