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India - Railways - An encouraging sign for life cycle thinking to improve the safety features in Indian railway sector, the largest network in the world,

It is good to see the life cycle thinking of railways in India. Repair of corrosion is essential for improving the safety features of old coaches.

Necessary safety features added to old ICF coaches: Gohain
IANS | New Delhi July 28, 2017 Last Updated at 21:54 IST
Keeping in mind the safety of its passengers, the Railways has designed old Integral Coach Factory (ICF) coaches with necessary safety features, parliament was told on Friday.
"Integral Coach Factory (ICF) type coaches plying over the Indian Railways have been designed with the necessary safety features considering the operating conditions over Indian Railways," Minister of State for Railways Rajen Gohain told the Rajya Sabha in a written reply.
Gohain said that the work includes complete stripping of the coaches to a bare shell, extensive corrosion repair of the body and underframe, replacement of headstock, if required, provision of new or overhauled draw and buffing gear, refurbishment of coach interiors, polyurethane painting of the exteriors, renewal of toilets and fittings along with plumbing, provision of new fans, lights and batteries, etc.

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publication Date: 28 July 2017

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