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Railway Minister inaugurates India’s first aluminium Freight Rake

Published on October 16, 2022
Current Context: Union Minister for Railways Ashwini Vaishnaw flagged off 61-wagon aluminum rakes at Bhubaneswar railway station.
Railway Minister inaugurates India’s first aluminium Freight Rake
  • It will carry coal for Hindalco‘s Aditya smelter in Odisha with Chhattisgarh as its destination.
  • It has also been developed with the aim to modernise flight transportation.
  • It will also help in reducing the carbon footprint of the railways.
  • It is fully designed and developed in collaboration with research design and standards Organisation bracket (RDSO), Hindalco, and Besco vegan.
  • It is hundred percent recyclable.
  • It was built at Hindalco‘s state of art rolling facility.
  • These rakes are 3.25 tonnes lighter than normal steel rakes.
  • It has an extra capacity of 180 tonnes for carrying a payload in comparison to normal steel rakes.
  • Static Part- The freight sector in India is expected to grow at a CAGR to 15 billion tonnes by 2015. It is preferred for Metro trains worldwide for its durability and safety.

Question:

Q.1 Which material is used in the new freight rake inaugurated by the railway minister?
a. Aluminium
b. Zinc
c. Steel
d. Plastic
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