The Integral Coach Factory (ICF) here has started rolling out full trains (all rakes) instead of manufacturing coaches which were delivered in instalments. Zonal Railways across the country can now place orders for all the rakes required for a train rather than the coaches alone.
After reports of brand new Linke Hofmann Busch (LHB) coaches worth several crores of rupees getting damaged due to theft of fittings or weather conditions, senior officials decided to manufacture train rakes in their full composition.
The first two – comprising 22 coaches each, including two two-tier AC and six three-tier AC coaches, were sent to the South Western Railway for the Mysore-Varanasi-Mysore Express trains. Read More