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Indian Railways' coach manufacturing units running at full capacity Print E-mail
Written by Anand   
Tuesday, 08 March 2011
New Delhi: The two coach manufacturing production units under Indian Railways - Rail Coach Factory, Kapurthala and Integral Coach Factory, Chennai - are operating at full production capacity. Currently, the total production capacity of the two coach manufacturing production units are 3000 per year.

Minister of State for Railways, Shri Bharatsinh Solanki said that a work has been sanctioned to expand the capacity of Integral Coach Factory, Chennai from the existing capacity of 1500 to 1700 coaches per annum.

"Considering the increasing requirement of coaches various initiatives for setting up new coach manufacturing facilities have also been taken," he said.

The total production capacity during the year 2009-10 was 3494 (Coaches) and 15597 (Wagons), during 2008-09 it was 3193 (Coaches) and 15261 (Wagons) and during 2007-08 was 3101 (Coaches) and 14700 (Wagons).

For the year 2010-11, a requirement of 18000 wagons and 4000 coaches had been assessed.

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