Two high-level railway safety commissions came down heavily on ICF coaches, recommending their replacement by LHBs, says Bibek Debroy. ICF stands for the Integral Coach Factory in Chennai (Perambur). It was set up in 1952 and makes coaches for Indian Railways. Why the adjective ‘integral’? Stated simply, earlier coaches used to have a shell distinct from the under-frame. In ‘integral’ ICF, there is a single shell with the under-frame. If there is a head-on collision, ... Rediff.com, 2 months ago
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Every few years, we witness one of the grimmest accidents in railway history. The newspapers come out with dramatic pictures. The toll of those killed and wounded is updated on every news bulletin. Websites come out with timelines and statistics, recapping ...Sify, 2 months ago
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