Indian Railways is all set to export to Sri Lanka a state-of-the-art swanky and modern DEMU train! Manufactured at the Integral Coach Factory (ICF) Chennai, this DEMU rake will be handed over to RITES on November 12. The first rake is part of an export order of 6 rakes of Diesel Electric Multiple Units (DEMU) to Sri Lanka.
Each DEMU rake consists of 12 coaches – two driving power cars that have economy-class seating, two driving trailer coaches with economy seating, two air-conditioned chair cars, two business class chair cars that are similar to the first-class of suburban trains, and five economy-class coaches that are equivalent to second-class seating cars in suburban trains.
The DEMU rake is powered by a 1800 HP onboard engine and has a newly-designed stainless steel aerodynamic front end. Keeping in mind, Sri Lanka’s climate and railway lines along the coastal areas, ICF has made the coaches with stainless steel to prevent corrosion.
Several of the major fittings on the train are also made of stainless steel. Also, special paint has been used on the bogies and under-frame to prevent corrosion. The exterior of the train has been given an anti-graffiti paint and the interiors boast of high grade FRP for durability. Read More
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