Indian Railways has become “self-sufficient” in the production of modern LHB coaches to provide more safer travel to passengers. Indian Railways are accelerating towards world class Railways. They are transforming the class of service provided by the railways. Emphasising that Indian Railways can be become growth riders for the country.
The national transporter has become self-sufficient in coach production as it crossed the mark of manufacturing 6,000 coaches last year. Indian Railways have stopped manufacturing the old Integral Coach Factory design coaches and moved to the modern LHB coaches, which are much more safer. The railways is adopting this German technology of generating power from head on generation system and the railways is planning to convert all its manufacturing units into zero-energy in next two years. On the improvements in the quality of travel for passengers.
On the freight transportation, the railways is currently transporting about 1.5 billion tonnes. They are aiming to increase it by a billion in the coming years. Indian Railways are looking at the gross domestic product to grow.
The share of manufacturing needs to grow from current 17 per cent to 25 per cent. Talking about the congestion on the golden quadrilateral route, The golden quadrilateral route of the country is highly congested and is over saturated. Sixteen per cent of rail network is carrying 60 per cent of traffic, so to decongest the route railways are working to increase the speed of the trains on the route by bringing the MEMU trains with higher speeds.
In the next two months about 200 stations will be covered by close circuit television (CCTV) cameras. RailTel is also working to make all the railway offices paperless in the coming days. The Railtel is also working to provide content on demand in moving trains. Railtel has developed a system that will help in reducing congestion on the rail network. The pilot project is currently being implemented on four routes.