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April 22, 2024 4:09 pm

Record manufacturing of 1901 coaches in 2023-24 by Rail Coach Factory, Kapurthala

P. S Walia

Kapurthala. April 2

Rail Coach Factory, Kapurthala have recorded the highest annual coach production by manufacturing 1901 coaches in the financial year 2023-24
This was disclosed by RCF General Manager S.Srinivas in release here today .
Also, RCF has achieved the highest ever monthly production of producing 207 coaches and 208 shells in March 2024. Over the past fiscal, RCF has gained special recognition in the country by manufacturing several new products, including 3 Phase MEMU coaches running on the electrified track of Kashmir Valley and Rajdhani coaches for the Udhampur-Srinagar-Baramulla section.
This year, RCF has not only manufactured the highest ever 41 rakes of 3 Phase MEMU coaches, but has also registered an increase of 64% as compared to last year’s production of 25 rakes of 3 Phase MEMU coaches.
It is also worth noting that in the year 2023-24, 1217 AC coaches including 734 AC three-tier economy coaches were manufactured in RCF. The Non-AC class includes 216 LHB sleeper, 98 Deen Dayalu and 316 3PH MEMU coaches. RCF recorded a growth of 15% in the year 2023-24 as against the production of 1651 coaches in the year 2022-23.
Infrastructure has also been expanded to accommodate the increased production of coaches, including Vande Bharat Coach Shed.
Apart from several achievements in coach manufacturing, RCF has achieved the best ever turnover ratio with a record issue of Rs 4301 crore in the year 2023-24. In scrap sale, a record scrap sale worth Rs 21.48 crore has been achieved in RCF, surpassing the target of Rs 20 crore given by Railway Board.
On this occasion, RCF General Manager Mr.S.Srinivas while congratulating the employees said that in this financial year we have to take the coach manufacturing figure beyond 2500 and achieving this target is not a difficult task. In new fiscal, RCF is to manufacture new coaches for Vande Metro, Vande Bharat Sleeper, High Speed Self Propelled Accident Relief Train, Self Propelled Inspection Car and Amrit Bharat Trains.

He expressed confidence that RCF with its technical skills and determination will achieve this target within the stipulated time.

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