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Augmentation of coach production capacities at ICF and RCF Print E-mail
Written by Ganesh   
Friday, 14 March 2008
New Delhi: The annual installed production capacities of Integral Coach Factory (ICF) and Rail Coach Factory (RCF) are being augmented from 1000 coaches to 1500 coaches per annum, each respectively.

The production in the above two factories will be 3000 coaches per annum after augmentation.

It is estimated that BEML can additionally manufacture approximately 450-500 coaches per annum. Further, supplementing the acquision of coaches by way of outsourcing some EMU/MEMU and DEMU coaches, through tendering, is also planned.

A new coach manufacturing unit is being set up at Rai Bareilly with a manufacturing capacity of 1000 coaches per annum.

In addition, to meet requirements beyond this level, it has also been announced to set up a new rail coach factory in the State of Kerala, in the Railway Budget 2008-09.

This information was given by the Minister of State for Railways, Shri R. Velu in a written reply in Lok Sabha today.

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