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:-
|North Eastern Railway||132||29||125|
|Northeast Frontier Railway||25||59||74|
|South Central Railway||127||150||156|
|South Eastern Railway||93||84||133|
|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|
This information was given by the Minister of State of Railways, Shri Rajen Gohain in a written reply to a question in Lok Sabha.