India exported six metro train coaches to Australia

Feb 1, 2016 11:07 IST

Union Ministry of Shipping exported a batch of six metro coaches to Australia on 29 January 2016 from Mumbai. The shipment was made as part of a deal with Australian government to export 450 made-in-India coaches in two and a half year period.

The coaches were made in Baroda manufacturing plant. It created a history in the India's manufacturing sector in exports as it is first of its kind.

 The shipment was made from Mumbai port as it holds supremacy in handling of oversized precious cargo.

The coaches are 75 feet long and weigh 46 tonnes each. They require a highly specialized loading system with a high degree of precision while they were being loaded to the Ship.

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