The Timken Company has announced that it supplies axle bearings assemblies to BEML Ltd. for use on eight prototype coaches being manufactured for the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation Ltd. Delhi Metro Rail, a high-tech, high capacity rail system designed to alleviate traffic congestion in India’s largest metropolitan areas, is expanding into Bangalore, Mumbai and other major cities in India.
The transit system is seeking to purchase rail coaches and wagons from local suppliers such as BEML. All Delhi Metro Rail’s coaches have been equipped with Timken axle bearings.Timken supplies also bearing assemblies to the Indian Railways. The bearings assemblies are manufactured in the Timken facility in Jamshedpur. BEML, headquartered in Bangalore, has expanded its infrastructure to manufacture coaches for rail systems.