2019-01-20 分类：印度 信息来源：三泰虎
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Railways may ride Train 18 to $200bn market
NEW DELHI: The railways is planning an entry into the $200 billion global market for coaches and wagons (rolling stock) after producing Train 18 even as the government is yet to give a go ahead for its debut commercial operation between Delhi and Varanasi. One of the projects they are eyeing is the Singapore-Kuala Lumpur High Speed Rail (HSR) project which is currently stalled.
新德里：尽管政府尚未批准Train 18在德里和瓦拉纳西之间的首次商业运营，印度铁路公司计划在生产Train 18后，进军价值2000亿美元的全球列车（含货车车厢）市场。他们的目标项目之一是新加坡-吉隆坡高铁(HSR)项目，该项目目前处于停滞状态。
印度国产火车 train 18
Rajesh Agrawal, member rolling stock of the railway board said countries from the middle-east, North and South America, south-east Asia and even east Europe have shown interest in Train 18. Sources said PM Narendra Modi has also asked the railways to make a presentation on the indigenously built train when heads of all Indian missions meet here so that they become a part of the exercise to popularise the train in countries where they are posted as a part of an economic diplomacy push.
"We believe there is great potential in the semi-high speed category, that is between 150-250 kmph. We are ready to offer this to markets where HSR may be too expensive but this would be a viable alternative. The cost of these trains would be at least 25% less than what other countries spend for manufacturing on their land. We want to enter the global rolling stock market," Agrawal told TOI.
阿格拉瓦尔告诉《印度时报》：“我们相信Train 18在半高铁领域有巨大潜力，即150-250公里/小时。我们已经准备好向高铁可能过于昂贵的市场提供Train 18，这将是一个可行的替代方案。这些火车的成本至少比其他国家在本国制造的成本低25%。我们希望进入全球铁路车辆市场”
The government also has ambitious plans for the train. The Singapore-KL project was first scrapped by Malaysian PM Mahathir Mohammed in 2018. Later it was deferred to a 2031 roll out, with a commitment to lowering the price of the project. Companies from China, Japan, South Korea and Europe are believed to have expressed interest in the project. India wants to add its name to this list - railway authorities believe that the project would be financially viable with a semi-high speed train.