Nalco to produce aluminium wagons

April 3rd, 2008 - 1:01 pm ICT by admin  

Bhubaneswar, April 3 (IANS) India’s second biggest producer of aluminium National Aluminium Co Ltd (Nalco) will be producing the country’s first aluminium railway wagons within a year. “We have signed a memorandum of understanding with Bharat Earth Movers Limited (BEML) to produce at least one wagon initially for a test run. Later we will go for mass production,” said C.R. Pradhan, company chairperson and managing director.

The deal was signed in Bangalore recently.

“Nobody in India produces aluminium wagons. We will be the first,” Pradhan told IANS.

Subsequently, metro coaches will also be produced.

Aluminium wagons and coaches have several advantages because they are lighweight, have higher carrying capacity and are more environment-friendly, Pradhan said.

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