Railways may ride Train 18 to $200bn market
NEW DELHI: The railways is planning an entry into the $200 billion global market for coaches and wagons (rolling stock) after producing Train 18 even as the government is yet to give a go ahead for its debut commercial operation between Delhi and Varanasi. One of the projects they are eyeing is the Singapore-Kuala Lumpur High Speed Rail (HSR) project which is currently stalled.
新德里：尽管政府尚未批准Train 18在德里和瓦拉纳西之间的首次商业运营，印度铁路公司计划在生产Train 18后，进军价值2000亿美元的全球列车（含货车车厢）市场。他们的目标项目之一是新加坡-吉隆坡高铁(HSR)项目，该项目目前处于停滞状态。
Rajesh Agrawal, member rolling stock of the railway board said countries from the middle-east, North and South America, south-east Asia and even east Europe have shown interest in Train 18. Sources said PM Narendra Modi has also asked the railways to make a presentation on the indigenously built train when heads of all Indian missions meet here so that they become a part of the exercise to popularise the train in countries where they are posted as a part of an economic diplomacy push.
"We believe there is great potential in the semi-high speed category, that is between 150-250 kmph. We are ready to offer this to markets where HSR may be too expensive but this would be a viable alternative. The cost of these trains would be at least 25% less than what other countries spend for manufacturing on their land. We want to enter the global rolling stock market," Agrawal told TOI.
阿格拉瓦尔告诉《印度时报》：“我们相信Train 18在半高铁领域有巨大潜力，即150-250公里/小时。我们已经准备好向高铁可能过于昂贵的市场提供Train 18，这将是一个可行的替代方案。这些火车的成本至少比其他国家在本国制造的成本低25%。我们希望进入全球铁路车辆市场”
The government also has ambitious plans for the train. The Singapore-KL project was first scrapped by Malaysian PM Mahathir Mohammed in 2018. Later it was deferred to a 2031 roll out, with a commitment to lowering the price of the project. Companies from China, Japan, South Korea and Europe are believed to have expressed interest in the project. India wants to add its name to this list - railway authorities believe that the project would be financially viable with a semi-high speed train.
Train 18 can run at a speed of 180 kmph.
译文来源：三泰虎 http://www.santaihu.com/46901.html 译者：Jessica.Wu
Anil - 7 hours ago -Follow
Honestly I have so much respect for our prime minister Modi, he has done so much in the last 5 years... Thank u Mr. Modi, you are a great and honest leader
Ram Sridhar - 8 hours ago -Follow
Let us look forward for the inauguration in few months. The trial run has been successful.
ekdesi - USA - 8 hours ago -Follow
India, with the largest railway network in Asia, should be manufacturing and exporting coaches and wagons to the world. Till now we were importing from small EU nations. When we are on top of space technology, this should not be difficult.
Mukesh - 7 hours ago -Follow
We will supply trains to the world. This is possible only with PM Modi''s vision. Never happened before in the history of India. We must be really good dealing with the trains. PM Modi had already opened a metro coach factory as CM of Gujarat. I feel so proud of Shri Modi. You are really a Man of Action!
Sunil K Mehrotra - LUCKNOW - 7 hours ago -Follow
Why Rahul ji has never said that this potential of Railwas are being explored by Modi ji for his personal or party''s benefits. Congress has never made an attempt to explore all this.
Spaceman - Earth - 8 hours ago -Follow
Good to hear that
Sanjoy Pandey - 7 hours ago -Follow
Well, this may be a big Make in India project with huge export potential.
Pramod - Sambalpur - 7 hours ago -Follow
we are entering the International arena for high speed trains . congratulations. pkpatra
Pradeep - 4 hours ago -Follow
What a proud occasion for all us Indians. Fruits of Make In India project.
Matt Hartwell - 7 hours ago -Follow
It seems likely that a European train is preferred right now, probably German but if this option looks very interesting from India.
srinivas - 2 hours ago -Follow
Primary enemies Indians are the internal enemies like congress, mamta, etc and lack of unity. Rise up guys, you Indians not inferior to any civilisation in the world. You all united can make India the strongest and the best country in the world,under the able and capable administration of the greatest and one and only, self less ruler Modiji, who loves India and Indians selflessly. Good luck guys. Mera Bharat mahaan.!!!
印度人的主要敌人是国内敌人，缺乏团结，如国大党、玛玛塔等的阻挠。印度人不比任何人差，在莫迪干练有力的管理之下，大家团结起来可以把印度建设成世界最强大的国家。! ! !
Manas Sarkar - 4 hours ago -Follow
Great Modi ji, India is lucky to get such a dynamic PM...
Smart Boy - 3 hours ago -Follow
Modi is the best of best.. thats the reason he has lot of enemies ans less of frnds .. this man works for country and country and country only .
Smart Boy - 3 hours ago -Follow
Thats our modi .. be is the best!!
Saroj - 6 hours ago -Follow
leaving aside politics, it will be a good move if Indian Rlys can enter export market in selling rolling stock manufactured in India. But past performance of IR does not indicate that they will be cost competitive. They had taken up contracts to lay Rly lines in African countries, but couldn't compete with Chinese
Raghava - Udupi - 5 hours ago -Follow
excellent... quality should be maintained at international level....
Dean - traveller - 6 hours ago -Follow
NaMo who else yo be credited for this achievement? under congress rule we have been importing technology. under BJP we will export technologies. .
Sandeep - 4 hours ago -Follow
now we are talking thanks to the great leader
ONE LINER Challenge - 4 hours ago -Follow
MODI IS FAST BECOMMING THE ENVY OF THE DEVELOPED WORLD-HE WILL BECOME A CONNOISSEUR SOON.
MODI IS RIDING HIGH AND SO IS INDIA RIDING HIGH
Thirupathi - 3 hours ago -Follow
Its because of Modi
Pakisarehomosandsuck - Kalooooo Gandu Pakistan - 3 hours ago -Follow
Speed it up India. Pedal to the Metal. Old days are gone...new bright days are here......
Sachin Agarwal - 2 hours ago -Follow
Kudos to the Indian railways... train 18 should be started as soon as possible. Many more such trains should also be planned.
Ravi - Pune - 3 hours ago -Follow
If this plan is successful then India can earn $ 200 billion per year, this will be the same money India is spending on buying crude oil.. Train 18 is not just increased the Indian GDP from 3.28 to 3.6 trillion USD but also strengthened the INR valuation against USD
jkmanchanda2004 - 3 hours ago -Follow
If it materializes it will be a great thing
Desh Bhakt - 3 hours ago -Follow
This is real exciting news. Imagine what it would have been if India was ruled by BJP for last 60 years
Bharat Tonse - 5 hours ago -Follow
this plus indias ability to launch satelites of western countries, plus the bromhos misile etc is indicative of the shape of things to come for indias push into super power status
Vedhanta - oman - 1 hour ago -Follow
Great news. congrats to PM and to our developers. This is where the thousand miles journey begins with a single step to counter china and export more and more.