Wheel and Axle plant of Durgapur Steel Plant (DSP) has successfully produced wheels for EMU trains for the first time. In the first phase 143 wheels have been sent to the Railway Workshop at Kanchrapara.
Earlier this wheels were imported from foreign countries. From now onwards Indian Rail will not have to depend on foreign countries for such wheels. This is for the first time that this kind of wheel have been produced anywhere in India.
KLW, an organization of Switzerland is providing the technical know-how in the matter. In the next one year DSP has set a self target of supplying 10,000 wheels to the Indian Rail.