Chennai: With steel prices firming up, Indian Railways
will manufacture aluminium wagons in a limited way. Aluminium
wagons are light weight, corrosion proof and designed
to haul heavier freight. During 2005-06, the railways
will roll out 750 four-wheeler of aluminium wagons.
spurt in steel prices will cost the Indian Railways an
additional Rs400 crore this fiscal. The Railways, the
biggest consumer of steel in the country, uses around
1.4 million tonne of steel per annum. Substitutes for
steel is actively sought out by the organisation for building
wagons and coaches.
has been decided to manufacture aluminium wagons in a
limited way. During 2005-2006, the railways will manufacture
750 four-wheeler units of aluminium wagons, to begin with.