Railways develop user-friendly automobile carrier
The Parel workshop under the Central Railway zone of Indian Railways has developed a prototype coach for carrying automobiles within a short period of 45 days. For easier loading of automobiles, the new modified goods coach (NMGH) has been developed with improved fall plat, lashing channels to secure vehicles properly, louvers for ventilation, welded chequered plate floor, and natural pipe light illumination.
Oscillation trails for the coach will be conducted by RDSO.
In a meeting with the Railways, automobile companies made suggestions for the transport of automobiles, including improvements in end opening, door design, fall plate, and coach floor design & guidance for loading and unloading was referred by Central Railway to RDSO to improve the NMG coach. The automobile manufacturers performed an inspection of the coach and were satisfied with the improved design.