Overhauling of Railway Coaches

All the coaches running on Indian Railways are periodically overhauled as prescribed in maintenance manuals / instructions.

The Government has allocated ₹9277 crore for the periodic overhauling/servicing of railway coaches in Budget Estimates 2018-19.

Acquisition of new coaches for replacement of over-aged stock is a continuous process on Indian Railways. Coaches are replaced after attaining their prescribed codal life or prematurely in case of heavy damage to structural members.

The details of the coaches replaced in the last three years, zone-wise are as under:-

Zonal Railway

2015-16

2016-17

2017-18

Central Railway

78

147

235

Eastern Railway

92

124

199

Northern Railway

247

229

269

North Eastern Railway

132

29

125

Northeast Frontier Railway

25

59

74

Southern Railway

112

270

241

South Central Railway

127

150

156

South Eastern Railway

93

84

133

Western Railway

150

157

184

East Central Railway

37

28

11

East Cost Railway

38

65

67

North Central Railway

22

33

43

North Western Railway

36

51

36

South East Central Railway

17

29

16

South Western Railway

67

103

65

West Central Railway

12

26

32

TOTAL

1285

1584

1886

This information was given by the Minister of State of Railways, Shri Rajen Gohain in a written reply to a question in Lok Sabha today.

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