Indian Railways to Spend Rs 20,000 Crore Towards Augmenting Rolling Stock in 2019-20

Indian Railways to Spend Rs 20,000 Crore Towards Augmenting Rolling Stock in 2019-20

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Date of Post: 29 Oct, 2018

The Indian Railways would spend an amount of Rs 20,000 crore towards augmenting rolling stock during 2019-20. Mr Rajesh Agrawal, member of Railway Board (rolling stock) said that the railways had done strategic planning for the financial outlay and there would be no problem for funds.

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  • Agrawal also said,”The annual rolling stock production volume is around 6000 to 8000 coaches per year.”
  • “However, we need to prioritise the requirements of the various railway zones and try to meet their demands,” he said.
  • The demands of Eastern Railway, South Eastern Railway and Kolkata Metro will be on prioritise and new technologies will be introduced, he said.
  • Regarding Kolkata Metro, he said there was an urgent need to replace the 100-odd coaches with new ones immediately.
  • He informed “Some new coaches have come and waiting for CRS (Commission of Railway Safety) permission. Hopefully, trials will start very shortly.”

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