3-day Int'l rail coach expo in Chennai from today
New Delhi: For the first time, an international rail coach expo, displaying rail coaches and train-sets, will be held in Chennai from Thursday (May 17) to May 19, a statement from the railways said on Wednesday.
Reputed rail car and equipment manufacturers will showcase their technology and products at the expo, which will be a unique platform to bring different suppliers under one roof and create synergy for "Make in India", the statement added.
"The expo is being hosted by the Integral Coach Factory, popularly known as the ICF, under the Ministry of Railways, in coordination with the CII (Confederation of Indian Industries) and RITES Ltd, a PSU under the Ministry of Railways," it said.
More than 100 participants from around 10 countries will display their coaches and train-sets, the statement said, adding that conferences and seminars on specialised subjects on rail coaches and train-sets will also be held.
The expo will also display rolling stock designs of train-sets for a speed of 160 kmph, including interiors, passenger amenities and other comfort features.