Indian Railway: Train coaches also retire, where does this 'junk' go after the service is over
Indian Railway: We all like to travel in trains but you will be very surprised to know that after some time the trains are retired. Let us know the things related to the retirement of train coaches.
We do not know about many things related to railways. Do you know that trains are retired after a certain age? Let us know what are its rules and on what basis it is decided.
Indian Railways is the second-largest rail network in Asia and the fourth-largest in the world. About 23 million passengers travel by train daily in the country. There are many types of coaches in passenger trains, such as AC, General Sleeper, etc. Let us know when these train coaches retire.
ICF coaches serving passengers in Indian Railways have a coral life of 25 to 30 years. That is, a coach remains in service only for 20-30 years. However, during this time the passenger coach is repaired or maintained once in every 5 or 10 years. That coach is retired after 25 years of service. The retired coach is converted into an auto carrier.
After converting to auto carrier the trains are converted to NMG coaches. When the coach is converted into an NMG coach, it is used for another 5 to 10 years. Goods are transported from one state to another through these trains. When a passenger coach is converted into an NMG coach, it is sealed from all four sides. The seats, fans, and lights in the coach are all opened and removed. To make it more strong, iron strips are applied, so that it can be used well during service.
NMG coaches are designed in such a way that goods can be loaded easily. Cars, mini trucks, and tractors are loaded and unloaded in NMG Coaches. The coach is completely sealed, but the rear part of the coach is used to upload or unload the goods.