My Train 18 Story

My Train 18 Story

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About the Book A team of railwaymen from Integral Coach Factory (ICF), Indian Railways (IR), Chennai manufactured Train 18 in 2018, India’s first semi-high-speed train set, now in service as the much-talked-about Vande Bharat Express. This team had put together, from conception to design to engineering to manufacture and roll-out, a modern train in 18 months, against the world standard of a minimum of 36 months from the drawing board to prototype at less than half of the estimated price for import. The book is all about this journey as the author, who was posted in 2016 at ICF as GM, led this team right through the project. What makes the project really valuable is that it was executed without any Transfer of Technology (ToT) from a global train manufacturer with the IPR proudly owned by ICF. This train set was a long time coming. India needed a modern train set for decades but the bureaucracy of IR had repeatedly let the country down, immersed as it was in internecine battles and venal intentions to import. The author had always dreamt of a modern and fast train, with pleasing interiors and exteriors, for India. Once at ICF, he had the dream, the vision, the opportunity, and as time would tell him, the good fortune to realize his dream. Fortune? Yes, because, the capability and the chutzpah to take up a project of new train design and manufacture de novo existed among the ICF railwaymen and the support industries in India and it needed a friendly but meaningful nudge to excel. The author first started to transform ICF in all fields. What spurred the process was openness, empathy, welcoming ideation, recognition for those who worked, discarding all stifling feudal protocols, and coming down hard on the shirkers. It is not a surprise that ICF soon started breaking new grounds and it was transformed to become a leader, not only in production figures but also in many other aspects.

Publisher ‏ : ‎ Kiva Prakashan; Fifth edition (1 June 2021)
Language ‏ : ‎ English
Paperback ‏ : ‎ 283 pages
ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 8194897432
ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-8194897439
Item Weight ‏ : ‎ 460 g
Dimensions ‏ : ‎ 15 x 1.5 x 22.5 cm
Country of Origin ‏ : ‎ India

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