GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
QUESTION NO 2671
ANSWERED ON 24.03.2017
2671 Shri Anubhav Mohanty
Will the Minister of RAILWAYS be pleased to satate :-
(a) whether it is a fact that Government is planning to introduce new or clone trains in major cities to meet the heavy demand;
(b) how does the Ministry proposes to meet the demand of additional engines and coaches for such new trains;
(c) whether there is any proposal to start new engine and railway coach manufacturing factories; and
(d) if so, whether there is any proposal to have such factories in the State of Odisha, if so, by when?
MINISTER OF STATE IN THE MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
(SHRI RAJEN GOHAIN)
(a): At present, the concept of clone train has not been developed over Indian Railways. However, introduction of new trains is an ongoing process over Indian Railways keeping in view operational feasibility, commercial viability, availability of resources etc.
(b): Production program of coaching electric loco has been increased over the years to meet out the additional requirement of new trains being taken over on electric traction. Production target of coaching locomotive during 2016-17 has been increased by 20 locomotives and production target of CLW has been revised accordingly from 280 to 300 locomotives during 2016-17 with 02 electric locomotives at DLW.
(c): One Engine (Diesel Locomotive) and three Coach manufacturing factories are sanctioned to manufacture 100 diesel locomotives per year and 1180 coaches per year respectively. Contract for setting up of a locomotive factory at Madhepura, Bihar for manufacturing High Horse Power Electric Locomotives has been awarded and the work for construction of the factory has been commenced. The factory would produce 100 locomotive annually. In addition, the bidding process for setting up of a Rail Coach Factory at Kanchrapara, West Bengal has been initiated for selection of a suitable joint venture partner.
(d): There is no proposal to have such factories in the State of Odisha.