Indian Railways launches aluminium freight rake

01 Nov 2022

Ashwini Vaishnaw, Union Railways Minister, has unveiled India’s first all-aluminium freight rail rakes developed by Hindalco. The aluminium rakes have been created with the goal of modernising freight transportation and enabling significant carbon savings for Indian Railways. The rakes are 180 tonne lighter than existing steel rakes, can carry 5-10 per cent more payload, consume less energy, and have negligible wear and tear on rolling stock and rails. They reduce CO2 emissions by 14,500 tonne and are corrosion-resistant. The waggons will be used to transport coal to Hindalco’s Aditya Smelter in Odisha.

Contact: Indian Railways

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