“Military Train successfully runs on Dedicated Freight Corridor” is the big news of the day.” Tribhuvan Darbari, MD & CEO Texmaco Defence Systems Private Limited and Chief Executive Texmaco Rail & Engineering, says that it is another significant initiative to boost the Indian Army’s efficacy and readiness. Tribhuvan Darbari further adds that this will significantly enhance the mobilization capability of the Armed Forces.
The trial was conducted by moving a military train loaded with vehicles and equipment from New Rewari to New Phulera validating the efficacy of the Dedicated Freight Corridor (DFC). For the transportation of battle tanks, heavy artillery equipment and Military vehicles, special types of wagons are used. These wagons are known as Military Bogie Well Type Wagon (MBWT). Texmaco had signed an agreement with the Government of India to supply these special types of wagons, Military Bogie Well Type Wagon (MBWT), which has been already accomplished by Texmaco.
Tribhuvan Darbari says that it is a proud moment for Texmaco since with this successful trial, our MBWT wagons have also been tested on the Dedicated Freight Corridor, we are glad that we could also become a humble part of this significant initiative that will bolster the efficacy and readiness of our Indian Army and optimization of National Resources.
According to the news published on ‘swarajyamag.com’ –
The Ministry of Defence said, “These trials were part of the ‘Whole of the Nation Approach’ for optimizing national resources and achieving seamless synergy among various ministries and departments”.
Interactions by the Indian Army with all stakeholders, including DFCCIL and Indian Railways, will now assist in leveraging the DFC and allied infrastructure into the mobilization matrix of the Armed Forces.
The ministry said that the development of infrastructure at specific locations to support mobilization and trials to validate the move of defense-owned rolling stock on Roll On-Roll Off (RO-RO) service is being formalized, and modalities are being evolved.
“These trials herald the first step in this process to pave the way for enhancing the operational readiness of Armed Forces. This initiative would set in place processes to ensure that military requirements are dovetailed in the national infrastructure development at the planning stage itself,” the statement added.
Source – Swarajyamag.com