Indian Railways Junction

vingensys

Active member
May 9, 2019
176
120
Cherpalcheri
Indian obsession with imports , is insatiable. Rrts should have ideally gone to t 18 but we won't. It shows the sad state of affairs when a successful project is being culled to facilitate drop in replacement by established vendors.

Make in India is becoming one of the biggest tragedy in the making. Had it not been affecting the national development in technology and skills, it would have been a funnier affair
 
  • Like
Reactions: Gautam

Gautam

Team StratFront
Feb 16, 2019
11,783
7,894
Tripura, NE, India
Indian obsession with imports , is insatiable. Rrts should have ideally gone to t 18 but we won't. It shows the sad state of affairs when a successful project is being culled to facilitate drop in replacement by established vendors.

Make in India is becoming one of the biggest tragedy in the making. Had it not been affecting the national development in technology and skills, it would have been a funnier affair
Where have you been all this time ?
 

Gautam

Team StratFront
Feb 16, 2019
11,783
7,894
Tripura, NE, India
Wonderful step! Indian Railways develops Rail Milk Tank Van with big capacity; details

By: Devanjana Nag | Published: May 26, 2020 2:41:30 PM

The newly developed Rail Milk Tank Van has a carrying capacity of 44,660 litres of milk, which is almost 12 per cent more than the earlier van

1590645948490.png

The new Rail Milk Tank will facilitate safe, economic as well as quick transportation of milk.

Rail Milk Tank Van:
Big step by Indian Railways ! With the entire country still battling the COVID-19 pandemic, the movement of essential supplies and goods has become a big challenge. However, to enable better transportation of milk, Piyush Goyal-led Indian Railways has developed a new Rail Milk Tank Van! According to the Railway Minister, the newly developed Rail Milk Tank Van has a carrying capacity of 44,660 litres of milk, which is almost 12 per cent more than the earlier van. It has been indigenously manufactured to run at speeds of up to 110 km per hour and has a special stainless steel interior. The new Rail Milk Tank will facilitate safe, economic as well as quick transportation of milk, the minister said.

According to the Railway Ministry, even in this lockdown period due to the novel coronavirus outbreak, Indian Railways is running uninterrupted 24X7 freight train operations. From 24 March 2020 to 22 May 2020, more than 23.2 lakh wagons have been moved. Out of these 23.2 lakh wagons, more than 13.5 lakh wagons carried essential supplies such as milk, food grains, salt, sugar, edible oil, etc. Moreover, from 1 April 2020 to 22 May 2020, Indian Railways carried 9.7 Million Ton food grain compared to 4.6 Million Ton last year.

Besides, the national transporter has produced various kinds of medical items to support the government in its fight against the COVID-19 pandemic. During the lockdown period, Indian Railways manufactured 1.2 lakh coveralls of PPEs, 1.4 lakh litres sanitizer, 20 lakhs reusable face mask/covers. The coverall PPE has been designed and developed in-house by Railway Workshops and cleared by DRDO.

Last month, it was reported that the national transporter, transported skimmed camel milk from Ajmer to Mumbai for an autistic child by a Parcel train service. Also, Indian Railways transported medicines for another autistic child from Ahmedabad to Ajmer by a parcel train.

 
  • Like
Reactions: ni8mare

_Anonymous_

Senior Member
Dec 4, 2017
12,367
8,925
Mumbai
Wonderful step! Indian Railways develops Rail Milk Tank Van with big capacity; details

By: Devanjana Nag | Published: May 26, 2020 2:41:30 PM

The newly developed Rail Milk Tank Van has a carrying capacity of 44,660 litres of milk, which is almost 12 per cent more than the earlier van
View attachment 16128
The new Rail Milk Tank will facilitate safe, economic as well as quick transportation of milk.

Rail Milk Tank Van:
Big step by Indian Railways ! With the entire country still battling the COVID-19 pandemic, the movement of essential supplies and goods has become a big challenge. However, to enable better transportation of milk, Piyush Goyal-led Indian Railways has developed a new Rail Milk Tank Van! According to the Railway Minister, the newly developed Rail Milk Tank Van has a carrying capacity of 44,660 litres of milk, which is almost 12 per cent more than the earlier van. It has been indigenously manufactured to run at speeds of up to 110 km per hour and has a special stainless steel interior. The new Rail Milk Tank will facilitate safe, economic as well as quick transportation of milk, the minister said.

According to the Railway Ministry, even in this lockdown period due to the novel coronavirus outbreak, Indian Railways is running uninterrupted 24X7 freight train operations. From 24 March 2020 to 22 May 2020, more than 23.2 lakh wagons have been moved. Out of these 23.2 lakh wagons, more than 13.5 lakh wagons carried essential supplies such as milk, food grains, salt, sugar, edible oil, etc. Moreover, from 1 April 2020 to 22 May 2020, Indian Railways carried 9.7 Million Ton food grain compared to 4.6 Million Ton last year.

Besides, the national transporter has produced various kinds of medical items to support the government in its fight against the COVID-19 pandemic. During the lockdown period, Indian Railways manufactured 1.2 lakh coveralls of PPEs, 1.4 lakh litres sanitizer, 20 lakhs reusable face mask/covers. The coverall PPE has been designed and developed in-house by Railway Workshops and cleared by DRDO.

Last month, it was reported that the national transporter, transported skimmed camel milk from Ajmer to Mumbai for an autistic child by a Parcel train service. Also, Indian Railways transported medicines for another autistic child from Ahmedabad to Ajmer by a parcel train.

These wagons aren't refrigerated wagons. Transporting milk to extreme corners of the country is a 24 hour journey. Milk being a perishable commodity, I wonder how do they manage to keep it fresh in spite of the hours spent in such transportation.
 

Gautam

Team StratFront
Feb 16, 2019
11,783
7,894
Tripura, NE, India
These wagons aren't refrigerated wagons. Transporting milk to extreme corners of the country is a 24 hour journey. Milk being a perishable commodity, I wonder how do they manage to keep it fresh in spite of the hours spent in such transportation.
I think there are refrigerated wagons with the IR for pan India transportation. I think this one here is for transporting milk from large farms to processing factories. That just my take.
 

Ankit Kumar

Senior member
Nov 30, 2017
2,304
2,088
Bangalore
Indian obsession with imports , is insatiable. Rrts should have ideally gone to t 18 but we won't. It shows the sad state of affairs when a successful project is being culled to facilitate drop in replacement by established vendors.

Make in India is becoming one of the biggest tragedy in the making. Had it not been affecting the national development in technology and skills, it would have been a funnier affair
Passenger Rail Segment is not exactly a sector where there are a lot of financing options. RRTS will be built and operated on standard guage. And the easiest way is always sought out in these projects.

And development from T18 wouldn't have been the easiest way out.

Plus the RRTS will keep factories/assembly lines in India which are now busy for Metros, employed for a longer period of time.
 

vingensys

Active member
May 9, 2019
176
120
Cherpalcheri
RRTS will be built and operated on standard guage.
That is as arbitrary as it gets. I get that was decided and it happened for a variety of reasons, but not the optimal. At the least technically, considering most of railway in India is running BG

And development from T18 wouldn't have been the easiest way out.
The easiest way need not be the best always.
To protect a bunch of assembly lines of foreign made rolling stock, yeah it is nice to discard a homegrown solution. At the very least, this would have given us opportunity to rectify errors and improve. But I digress. It seems from the many interactions I had with multiple people , on forums and otherwise, Indians don't believe in iterative development when it comes to indian designed products. This trend persists in many a fields, railways being the least of all

Plus the RRTS will keep factories/assembly lines in India which are now busy for Metros, employed for a longer period of time.
I get it.