Lucknow India (Urban Transport News): Railway Board Chairman Ashwani Lohani on Saturday said that considering the growing metro network in the country, the Railways will now consider manufacturing Metro coaches for India. The Urban Transport and High-Speed Directorate of Research Design and Standards Organisation (RDSO) has instructed to work on this. Before the closure of the diesel locomotives in the country, Varanasi's Diesel Locomotive Works (DLW) workshop will also be used soon to prepare the team report of RDSO Technical Officers.
Railway Board chairman Ashwani Lohani told that the plans for the operation of Metro in the big cities of the country are now being implemented. The Urban Transport and High-speed Directorate of RDSO has worked on the metro certification of many cities including Bangalore, Kochi, Navi Mumbai, Chennai, and Lucknow. Now the metro coaches are importing. The demand of the coach will increase with the increase of the metro area. In view of this, the officers of RDSO have been asked to explore the possibilities of production by developing the design of the Metro coach.
The Indian Railway is now making general coach along with DMU, EMU, MEMU, LHB coaches. The Chairman said that officers are sent for training in Japan, Korea, and many countries. Now the RDSO's DG will be given the right to contract training.
Report sought on the use of DLW Chairman said that electrification in the country is happening very fast. Hence the production of diesel engines is gradually ending. Therefore, a report has been sought for the use of diesel locomotives after the stagnation of diesel locomotive workshop in Varanasi's diesel locomotive workshop.
Now the same technique to stop the collision of trains Three techniques are currently underway to prevent train collision in the country. The Indian Railways has developed Train Collision Aidance System (T-Cash) itself. Apart from this, work on train protection and warning system (TPWS) and European train control system label-2 is underway. To stop the train collision, it will now be considered using only one technique. Between 10 and 12 June of this year, the officers of the Directorate of Signals of RDSO have called by the Railway Board.